Campaign Against Student Hunger

Food insecurity on college campuses continues to grow throughout the nation. In fact, over 30% of college students experience food insecurity at some point during their academic careers.

Here at the University of La Verne, we aim to support our students with the following food insecurity initiatives:


Food Insecurity Initiatives

Leo Food Pantry

The Leo Food Pantry offers monthly food distributions to students throughout the academic year. The pantry offers four bag types: Regular, Vegetarian, Kosher and Halal.


Food Voucher Program

The Food Voucher Program is funded by a collaboration between the University and Bon Appetit. A voucher allows a student to get a meal at The Spot (or a Late Night Swipe at Barbara’s Place).  Students who are in need of a hot meal, should contact a CARE Network member to be assigned a voucher.


Value Meals at Barbara’s Place

Barbara’s Place offers value meals to assist students who are experiencing financial challenges or food insecurity. These value meals will allow students to have access to an affordable, fresh meal.


How to Support The Campaign 

Donate Holiday Meals to Students Experiencing Food Insecurity

When the holidays approach, our students are making difficult decisions regarding their financial resources. Together we can help our students have a holiday meal to enjoy with their families by supporting the Holiday Meal Initiative. 

Each November, we collect donationsto put provide special meal packs for students in need. Meal packs include oven roasted turkey breast (or tofo cutlets), gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, granny smith appy stuffing, cranberry sauce, and seasonal vegetables. Just $50 can provide a meal pack for four people that our students can enjoy with their loved ones. 

If you know of a student who can benefit from a meal pack, please have them submit a request in November.


Donate to The Campaign Against Student Hunger

Help us keep the Leo Food Pantry stocked and support our efforts to fight student hunger on campus. Every dollar counts. Donate now  or visit our Amazon Wishlist to make a difference in a student’s life!


Donate to The Leo Food Pantry

The Leo Food Pantry also accepts in-kind donations. Please reference our Leo Food Pantry Donation List to learn more about our most needed items. Donations can be dropped off on campus at the food pantry located in the Randall Lewis Center (2231 C Street, La Verne, CA 91750) Monday-Friday from 8am-8pm.


Dining at The Spot

Hungry? Grab a meal at The Spot! Every time faculty and staff enjoy a meal here, Bon Appetit donates $0.50 to the Leo Food Pantry. It’s an easy way to help out while satisfying your hunger!

Join us at The Spot and make a difference one meal at a time.


Raising Awareness & Sharing Resources

Faculty and staff play a crucial role in supporting The Campaign Against Student Hunger. By raising awareness about food insecurity on campus and sharing resources with students, we can help normalize this issue and reduce any feelings of shame or stigma.

Together, let’s make sure every student knows that they’re not alone and that help is available. Let’s build a community where everyone has access to the support they need.