Access to healthy, affordable food options is a must. With these resources, you'll never have to go without.
Warrior Meal Share Program: Wayne State Housing & Dining and the W Food Pantry have teamed up to create this program to assist students with meals. Meal swipes are donated by WSU students.
The W Food Pantry: Hub for free, nonperishable food and resources on campus. The W Food Pantry provides currently enrolled Wayne State Warriors in need of food assistance with supplemental food and additional resources.
WSU Farmers Market: Provides a vast array of fruit and vegetable vending, healthy lunch options, and healthy living programs. It accepts incentive programs: student advantage, Faculty/staff advantage, senior advantage, EBT/SNAP, and Double Up Food Bucks. It begins the 1st Wednesday of June thru the last Wednesday of October from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Detroit Community Markets: Locate affordable, healthy produce near campus.
Detroit Food Pantry Database: List of food pantries in the area.
Deeply Rooted Produce: Mobile grocery store serving Detroit and Highland Park.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.
Due to recent federal changes, more college students with demonstrated financial need are going to be temporarily eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known in Michigan as the Food Assistance Program (FAP), starting April 1, 2021. FAP provides monthly food assistance benefits to eligible individuals to help them afford food. Even before the pandemic, many students struggled to afford enough food while paying for college. These new changes will help students complete their education and reduce their food insecurity.
Typically, college students enrolled at least half time are not eligible for FAP unless they meet certain exemptions, such as working 20 or more hours a week. With the new changes to eligibility, college students enrolled at least half time are potentially eligible if they meet one of two exemptions:
- Are eligible for a state or federal work study program, regardless of whether they are actually participating.
- Have an estimated family contribution (EFC) of $0 on their federal student aid determination.
These changes will last for 30 days after the end of the federal public health emergency. There are additional FAP rules and income eligibility criteria college students must meet to qualify.
If students need additional help applying, there are hundreds of community partners trained to assist them with MiBridges.