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Food for Thought Pantry: Free meals for students and staff

Posted November 9, 2021

The Food for Thought Pantry has teamed up with MN Central Kitchen to offer free meals for Metropolitan State University students. The meals are made by local restaurants and then provided to the Food for Thought Pantry. The meals come in single serving microwavable take-out trays and will need to be heated before consumption. Students will be able to take up to 3 or more meals per day. The meals will vary from week to week and will include one meat option and one vegetarian option.

Examples of meal options include:

  • Chicken chop suey and udon noodles
  • Falafel and roasted squash
  • Roasted herb chicken drum sticks with mac and cheese and squash
  • Pinto masala over brown rice with braised cabbage and carrots

Students and staff can stop by the Food Pantry (SJH, L.10) on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the hours of 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. To access meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays please stop by the Student Center. 

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