The MSU Bakers support the Student Food Bank - we have many great campus and community partners that make our work possible

How It Works


The MSU Student Food Bank provides free food and related items to students facing food insecurity and in need of assistance.  The Student Food Bank provides supplemental support, this means we do not supply all the food you will need for two weeks but our goal is to cut your grocery bill at least in half.  We always have vegetables, fruits, soups, pasta or rice, at least one protein, cereal and other items available for your selection at a distribution. Additionally, we almost always have fresh produce, bread, and MSU Dairy Store cheese available at distributions.  If you need additional food we can help by referring you to other food programs in the East Lansing area.  The MSU Student Food Bank is a welcoming and supportive student community - we are here to serve.

Who Is Eligible?

MSU undergraduate and graduate students (and their familes) who do not have an on-campus meal plan.


From 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on each distribution evening, 20 walk-in student volunteers are needed to help package food, stock shelves, and generally serve our clients. Student Food Bank volunteer expectations: All volunteers must be 18 or older, commit to staying for the entire distribution, focus on their volunteer work and the experience while at the SFB (i.e. limited cell phone use). Walk-in volunteering is limited to the first 20 volunteers that sign-up using the online volunteer registration system who can fulfill the volunteer expectations - this is first come first serve.

Distribution Schedule

   Fall 2017.                                   Spring 2018                                                      
  September 6, 20.                         January 10, 24                                                  
   October 4, 18.                              February 7, 21                                        
   November 1, 15, 29.                        March 14, 28                                       
   December 13.                              April 11, 25                                         


Impact Meter

This is how far your donation can go through MSU Food Bank.