The Big Orange Meal Share program, which launched in January, allows students to donate their unused guest meals and allows others to contribute funds to benefit students in need.
Students can donate any or all of the five free guest meals they receive with their meal plan each semester. Faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community are also able to make contributions through VOLStarter.
Students who are in need of meal assistance can apply through the Office of the Dean of Students website.
Anagha Uppal, a junior in the College Scholars Program, and Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, worked together to bring the program to life. Media outlets showcased the Big Orange Meal Share.