Food Bank Information for Students
Do I qualify?
If you are a current MSU Denver student, yes! The only requirement to receive food from the MSU Denver Food Bank is a valid MSU Denver student I.D. (must be valid for the academic term during which you are using the Food Bank).
Great, how do I sign-up?
All first-time visitors to the Food Bank are asked to complete a basic Student Food Bank Registration Form ( 245 KB) . The form is available in the Food Bank or online. The information that you provide on this form will be held confidentially.
How much food is available to me?
The MSU Denver Food Bank works on a points system. Each item is assigned a points value. For example, a can of food that is 15 oz. or less generally has a points value of 1. Larger items that may include more than one serving size, such as a bag of dried pasta or cereal, typically are 2 points. Signs posted in the Food Bank indicate the points values of different items and the Food Bank Coordinator on duty will be happy to help you determine the value. Generally students may have up to 6 points of food per week, with one additional personal care item.
When is the Food Bank open?
Hours for Spring 2013
(note: CLOSED 11am-noon)
Hours are subject to change.
You are welcome to call the Food Bank to verify open hours.
The MSU Denver Food Bank is located in the bottom level of the Tivoli, to the left of the Food Court inside Sigi’s Pool Hall in Room 145A. We are just up the stairs from the big double doors you see in the food court.
So how do I get started?
Simply bring your MSU Denver student ID card (with current semester validation decal) to the Food Bank during the hours listed above. The Student Coordinator on duty will assist you with completing the registration form and will provide you with a brief overview of the Food Bank. That's it!
Additional Food Resources
Although the MSU Denver Food Bank is eager to help every student, we recognize that we cannot meet an individual or family's complete nutritional needs. If you are in need of food assistance beyond what is available at the MSU Denver Food Bank, we are happy to help you with a referral. Food Bank of the Rockies also maintains a database of Food Pantries and related food assistance programs throughout the state. The staff in the MSU Denver Food Bank can also provide you with a listing of programs.