University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Dining Services


University of Minnesota Dining Services has created a food donation program to enhance and build community at the University of Minnesota.


This program is open to University of Minnesota registered student organizations and departments in support of academic projects and improvements to already successful academic programs.

Additional Expectations and Considerations

  1. Student organizations may only apply once per academic year for a M Dining donation. Funding priority will be given to activities, programs, conferences, and other events that are focused primarily on the educational development of students.
  2. Donations to student organizations will not exceed $250 per event.
  3. Donations will be food donations only.
  4. Items that can be requested include: Einstein Bros Bagels/Schmears, Topio's Pizza, Cookies, Brownies, Subway platters, Seasonal Whole Fruit, Popcorn, and Pretzels.
  5. Bulk Beverages are available. This includes Lemonade, Java City coffee, Hot Chocolate, Orange Juice, and Iced Tea.
  6. Include the number of people attending the event on your application.
  7. Please identify the communication plan about the donation. (posters, tabletents, t-shirts)
  8. Student organizations can pick up the food from one of these M Dining locations: Coffman, Carlson, or Terrace in the St. Paul Student Center.
  9. Requests for prizes (Restaurant Coupons or FlexDine gift cards) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please include how these items will be distributed (i.e. games, drawings, door prizes, etc.).

Application Due Dates

You must submit an application (forms below) at least 14 days in advance of your scheduled event. Submit completed application(s) to University of Minnesota Dining Services by email at or by mailing the completed form to University of Minnesota Dining Services, attn: Donations, University Office Plaza - Suite 335, 2221 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. You will be contacted within five (5) business days with a response to your request.

Donation Application (editable pdf format)

Twin Cities Campus: