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

  Spring Semester 2017.          Summer 2017                                                               
  January 11 and 25.                       May 17                                                                                     
  February 8 and 22.                     June 14                                                             
  March 15 and 29.                        July 19                                                                
  April 12 and 26                           August 16


Impact Meter

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