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The Market

AU's Food Pantry

The Market & Food Insecurity Initiatives

Students should never go hungry or skip meals because they can’t afford enough to eat. To assist students who face food insecurity, AU offers two campus-based support programs, the Market Food Pantry and Eagles Helping Eagles, that provide supplemental access to nutritious foods. 

The Market Food Pantry

Student access is need blind, and only requires an online access request. Students will be asked to self-assess their level of food insecurity when seeking access. Once confirmed, users can access the Market Food Pantry via their AU One Card. 

To ensure that resources are available to as many students as possible, users are asked to take only one (1) bag per week, for their individual use. Students with more extensive needs should reach out to the Dean of Students office. 

Request Access 

Eagles Helping Eagles

This program combats food insecurity by providing extra meal swipes to students in need. Unused swipes are donated by students at the end of each semester, and allocated to others as available. Here's how it works:

1. How & When to Donate Meal Swipes

Up to five leftover meal swipes can be donated at the end of each semester. Information on donating is shared on social media and campus message boards when the donation period is open, typically the last week of the semester.  The button below is active only during the donation period.

Donate Meal Swipes

2. How to Request Meal Swipes

Students can request meal swipes and will receive them on a first-come, first-served basis when they are available, typically at the start of each semester. You will see an active button in this space when swipes are available to be requested.

Here's what to know:

  • Students with a meal plan may receive emergency meal swipes when they have exhausted their meal plan swipes.
  • Students without a meal plan may also apply for emergency meal swipes if they're experiencing food insecurity.
  • Students can request either 15 or 30 meal swipes. The number alotted will depend on availability.
  • Once approved, meal swipes will be added to your OneCard and can be used as part of regular on-campus dining. 

Please check this space, and watch social media and digital signage (Four Winds), to know when the request period opens.

The Market: AU's Food Pantry

Hours & Location

Mary Graydon Center, Rm. 308

Hours (through Dec. 16, 2022):
Wednesday, 12 pm - 7 pm
Friday, 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday, 2 pm - 8 pm

Winter Break
Closes: Friday, Dec. 16, 4 pm
Reopens: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 12 noon


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Experiencing Food Insecurity?

If your needs go beyond the resources available at The Market, please reach out to the Dean of Students office!

Find Support

Click here to donate to the Market