Prepackaged bags can be accessed at the Brandeis Pantry by any Brandeis student who is facing food insecurity or struggling to afford other common items such as hygiene and toiletry items and non-perishable foods. For more information, please visit the website.
Swipe Out Hunger
Swipe Out Hunger is a program designed to support Brandeis students who are experiencing food insecurity and educate our campus community about food insecurity. You can confidentially request meal swipes in blocks of 5-10 by completing the Emergency Fund Application. Visit the Swipe Out Hunger tab on the Brandeis Hospitality website to learn more. Any student experiencing food insecurity can request meal swipes as often as needed. Meal swipes can be used at any on-campus dining location that accepts meal swipes.
Healthy Waltham Food Distributions
On the 2nd, 4th, 5th Thursday of every month, Healthy Waltham hosts a community food distribution for the local Waltham community. This resource is open to all local community members. More information about the community food distribution can be found on the Healthy Waltham website.
The following links provide useful information about local resources available to Waltham community members.
- Welcome Home - Local Clothing & Home Goods Pantry
- Student Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - (Only Domestic Students may be eligible - please check SNAP site for more details)
Beginning on Jan. 16, 2021, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 temporarily expanded SNAP eligibility to include students enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education, who meet eligibility criteria, as defined by SNAP (see SNAP website).