Open to all students of Metropolitan State University

A partnership between Metro State University and Good in the ‘Hood'

Making sure that no students have food insecurity while attaining their educational goals

Mission: Food for Thought is a place where students lacking financial resources or who are experiencing food insecurity can meet nutritional needs that will foster their learning experience on campus.

Civil Rights Goals - Everyone is treated with fairness and equality while receiving food at the food shelf

Grievance Policy

The “Food for Thought” food pantry in Metropolitan State University is committed in maintaining an environment free from discriminatory behavior and provides an equal opportunity to serve food to all Metro State students regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and national origin. This commitment is separate from both the University’s grievance policy (#3030) and our partner “Good in the ‘Hood” grievance policy. However, the purpose of this commitment is to provide a fair, effective, and efficient mechanism that solves the conflicts occurred at the food pantry. A clear and comprehensive effort will be applied in order to solve the issue.
The following guidelines will help the staff or volunteer to handle the situation as calmly as possible and collect the following data:

  1. the reason for the complaint,
  2. the name of the complainant,
  3. the name of the staff involved,
  4. the name of the person to whom the complaint is made,
  5. the date and time of the incident,
  6. Person (s) involved during the complaint.

Forms:

Hours/Location/Phone:

Monday –Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Founders Hall, 201A
651-793-1571

Notice: If we are closed during these hours, please go to the Counseling Services/Student Parent Center at Room number: FH221 for assistance.

Donation options:  In kind or in cash

Non-discriminatory notice:
Discrimination is prohibited on the bases of race, color,
National origin, age, sex, and disability in special nutrition programs funded by
the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service. (The Food Stamp Program and Food
Distribution Program on Indian Reservations also prohibit discrimination based
on religion and political beliefs in addition to the bases listed above.)

Groceries and Grab and Go: Perishable and non-perishable foods

Volunteer opportunities:
We welcome people to volunteer on delivery days (Twice a month) for about 2-3 hours each delivery days.
(Weekly pop up area to show recipes, health and nutritional facts and diet suggestions on the website.)