• Student Resources

    Hamline Food Resource Center

    At this center, students will find fresh fruits, vegetables, other produce, proteins, grains, and snacks. There is no limit on how much food individuals may take with them, and students may return to this center as many times a month as they want. No paperwork or other proof of need is required for Hamline students to access this service. At the center, students may also find physical information about SNAP benefits and other community resources relating to food access. 

    The Food Resource Center is located inside of the Walker Fieldhouse loading dock. Ask front desk staff or email foodaccess@hamline.edu with questions about the center, its location, and its resources. In the center itself, volunteers or staff will be available to answer questions.

    Food Resource Center hours: Every Wednesday and Thursday from 11AM–1PM and 4PM–6PM

    Contact: foodaccess@hamline.edu 

    Keystone Foodmobile

    The foodmobile is a program of Keystone Community Services. A "food pantry on wheels," the foodmobile has "stops," like a regular bus would, where shoppers can pick up free groceries. Unlike Hamline's Food Resource Center, students wanting to use the Keystone Foodmobile will have to fill out an intake form that inquires after individual finances. Hamline food access staff and volunteers will work with students to fill out this paperwork as needed. The Keystone Foodmobile possesses a refrigerator and freezer that provides meat, dairy, and other frozen and refrigerated foods. Food availability varies throughout the year.

    Location and hours: The Keystone Food Mobile comes once a month to Drew Residence Hall parking lot from 12:30–2:30PM. This semester's dates are the third Thursday of each month: September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 19.

    *Note: If students are also using the food pantry on University Avenue, they may not use the Keystone Foodmobile at the Hamline location for that month.

    Contact: foodaccess@hamline.edu

    Dean of Students Office Resources

    Students can access grocery gift cards from $10–$30 to stores such as Aldi's, Cub, and Target. No proof of need is required to access this service. However, after the first visit, students will be asked to set up a meeting with personnel in the Dean of Students office to further discuss needs and resources.

    Through the Dean of Students Office, financially qualified students can also access emergency, interest-free loans of up to $500. These loans are required to be paid back within 60 days.

    Contact: an-studentaffairs@hamline.edu

    Campus Garden Opportunities and Resources

    There are two gardens on Hamline's campus available for harvest for students. The Peace and Appreciation Garden is located by East Hall next to the tennis courts, and Hamline Microfarm is located behind Hamline Church (behind the SPROUT Garden).

    Students are not required to be involved in a volunteer capacity in order to harvest from the campus garden. However, interested students can get involved with the gardens through summer internships and work study positions. There are several fall garden work days where volunteers can come help out.

    For information on garden volunteering and usage, contact: sustainability@hamline.edu


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    Student Resources

    A list of food security resources for Hamline students

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    Feed Your Brain

    Learn more about this student organization and their work around food access on campus

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    Community Partners

    Organizations outside of Hamline that make food access initiatives possible on campus