Ram Food Recovery – Subscribe

Ram Food Recovery is a program that supports students, faculty, and staff experiencing food insecurity by sending text alerts for food leftover from catered events within Housing & Dining Services. If a catered event has any food leftover at the end of the event, catering staff send a text alert to subscribers with date, time, and location of food pick-up. Participants generally have a 30 minute window for food pick-up. During the pandemic, there have not been catered events on campus so the program will look a bit different this spring.

New for Spring 2021, Ram Food Recovery will be offering 25 to-go meals a day Tuesday through Friday to support students, faculty, and staff experiencing food insecurity. Funding for these meals is provided by the CSU Sustainability Fund and will be prepared by Housing & Dining Services as part of their daily campus quarantine meal service. The meals will be designated for Ram Food Recovery and will be distributed directly from the kitchen (they will have no contact with anyone in quarantine housing). Whenever possible, the menu for the week will be posted on this website to aid those with dietary restrictions. 

Anyone with a CSU ID is welcome to sign up for text alerts for these meals. Because there are a limited number of meals each day, we ask members of the campus community to utilize this program no more than two times per week. A text alert will be sent out at the beginning of each week to share details about location, pick-up time, and menu. As much as possible, we will keep the location and pick-up time consistent.

By signing up for Ram Food Recovery below, you will receive an alert when food is available (regular text charges will apply).  Please note that participants must agree to the waiver and food safety guidelines to participate.

  • The Ram Food Recovery program is intended to reduce waste and support members of the campus community who are experiencing food insecurity by making food leftover from Housing & Dining Services catered events available for pick up. By registering below, you will receive an alert when food is available. To ensure food safety and allow catering staff to break down events in a timely fashion, pick-ups will be limited to 30 minutes after an event ends. To participate, sign up below and provide your cell phone number for text alerts. Please note that participants are responsible for bringing their own container, which must be clean and free of contaminants, and must agree to the waiver and food safety guidelines to participate.