Terrier Meal Share

Terrier Meal Share is an initiative that gives students the opportunity to donate their unused guest meal swipes online to any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in need at Boston University. Students experiencing food insecurity will be able to receive meals by contacting the Dean of Students’ office, University Service Center, or the Office of Financial Assistance.

Donate Meals

Students wishing to donate guest meals can do so on the MyBU Student Portal under Housing & Dining, located on the left-hand side bar, then selecting Terrier Meal Share/Donate.

Please note that this program is currently available during the Fall and Spring semesters. Thank you for your kindness.

Request meal assistance

If you are a Boston University student in need because of an immediate, short-term lack of access, or financial resources to access food, you can request assistance through the Dean of Students by completing the urgent assistance request form at the following link. Staff from the Dean of Students’ office, University Service Center or Office of Financial Assistance will contact students to discuss support, eligibility, and the process for obtaining meal assistance. If you have an immediate need, please call or stop by the office, otherwise, requests will be responded to in a timely manner.

This request is for short-term assistance requests in crisis situations. If you are in continuing need, please reach out to the Office of Financial Assistance, University Service Center or the Dean of Students office.

There are other ways BU supports students with food needs and we encourage you to explore BU Wellbeing to learn more about the BU Food Pantry. Food Funding and Food Education.

What is Food Insecurity?

Food insecurity is the lack of access, or financial resources to access, a sufficient amount of food.

Auxiliary Service Guest Meal Matching Program

Recognizing that food insecurity is a global issue, Auxiliary Services has partnered with the Dean of Students office to support our BU students by offering a guest meal matching program. Auxiliary Services will match any student guest meal donation at a 1-1 ratio to further expand the Terrier Meal Share initiative at Boston University.