Campus Hunger

Campus Hunger



Food insecurity, while previously noted as an unconventional topic in higher education, is becoming a more popular conversation with regards to student success.   In fact in 2016 the College University Food Bank Alliance, along with, the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, the Student Government Resource Center, and the Student Public Interest Research Groups published a 47page document summarizing the state of hungry students and the implications it has on persistence. Some have even called the report, Hunger On Campus: The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students, a call to action, noting that student hunger must be a campus wide imperative.



St.Luke's Food Pantry

Has groceries and also operates a monthly pantry.  It is best to call ahead at, (616) 895-2247, as you can speak with someone to coordinate a food pick up.


West Michigan Food Pantry Schedule (by county)

This schedule is provided as a courtesy. It is not guaranteed to be error free, and may be updated or changed at any time, please use at your own risk.


MI Bridge Temporary Food Assistance

For eligible low-income individuals and families. And a map of West Michigan farmers markets that accept Bridge Cards.


The Other Way Ministries

On the same street as Pew Campus - Downtown

Do you have questions regarding housing, child care assistance, or even food assistance programs?

Please visit GVSU's Basics Needs website for more information and resources. 

ATTENTION: Department Health and Human Services (DHHS) access point now available through Replenish.

Hunger in Higher Education

Campus Hunger

Hungry to learn?

Stop in the CWGE and tell us your food story. Have you gone hungry? Share your thoughts about campus meal plans? Reaction to food prices? What do students have to say about accessing food?   These stories will be shared with Student Senate and others that seek to find solutions to food gaps on campus.  All sharing will be done confidentially.

Or send your thoughts about campus food insecurity by email to: