• Student Resources

    Hamline Food Resource Center

    At this center, students will find fresh fruits, vegetables, other produce, proteins, grains, snacks, as well as resources from the Women's Resource Center like pregnancy tests, condoms, and menstrual products. There is no limit on how much food/items an individual may take with them, and students may return to this center as many times a week 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.

    Please look to our website for the Food Resource Center hours.

    Contact: foodaccess@hamline.edu 

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Referral Program

    You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If your budget is tight, SNAP provides money that can help supplement your grocery budget for FREE. During COVID-19 the eligibility requirements have been adjusted to be more flexible.

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    1. A U.S. citizen, green card holder for at least 5 years, refugee or asylee


    1. Earn less than $1,755 gross a month* (amount increases with additional household members, please see the chart below for households larger than 1)


    1. Fulfill ONE of the following

      1. Work a work study job on campus (OR, during COVID time 20-21, have been offered federal/state work study funding in your financial aid letter this academic year)

      2. Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 based on FAFSA for the academic year (only during COVID time 20-21)

      3. Work at least 20 hours per week at any job

      4. Be physically or mentally unable to work

      5. Be responsible for the care of a child under the age of 6 who lives with me

      6. Are UNDER the age of 18 or OVER the age of 50


    Even if you don’t need it now, you should know about this safety net and that you and/or your family may be entitled to access SNAP if you meet these requirements.


    A USDA government report demonstrates less than 3% of students use this important resource but more than half of students are eligible. Hamline would like to announce a new SNAP referral program in partnership with Second Harvest Heartland where SNAP Outreach Specialists are ready to help you with your application. 


    If you are interested in learning more about SNAP benefits, complete this survey. If you are eligible, Sophia Brown (sbrown51@hamline.edu), from the Food Resource Center, will be in contact with you and get you connected to our Second Harvest Heartland SNAP Outreach Specialists.



    *For college students who have roommates but do not share food, you would be a one person household

    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


  • Resources for students

    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