Mississippi State University offers several resources for students who may be experiencing food insecurity. Nationally, approximately 30% of college students experience food insecurity during their enrollment.
MSU wants to ensure all students are aware of resources available to them via the university's Food Security Network. These include:
Bully's Closet and Pantry: Located at 120 Morgan Ave. on the Starkville campus, BCP offers nutritious food, necessities like toiletry items, household goods, school supplies, and professional clothing for students in need. Students can access BCP every weekday. Monday, Tuesday and Friday in-person shopping is allowed by appointment, and students can schedule a time at https://tinyurl.com/BCPShopping. Curbside pick-up is available on Wednesday and Thursday. Orders are placed through Cowbell Connect - search Bully's Closet Pantry Curbside Pick-Up. There is no qualifying for services aside from a valid MSU student ID card.
Block by Block: This program provides short-term assistance by allocating block meals to students' ID cards as needed. Students also can donate up to three block meals per semester via an online form. Meal request and donation forms can be accessed at https://www.students.msstate.edu/resources/msu-food-security-network.
Maroon Meals: This text notification system informs students of the availability of free food on campus. The steps to enroll are simple:
1. Download the myState app and log in with MSU NetID and NetPassword.
2. Under the Student, Faculty and Staff section, go to Notification Sign-Up.
3. Turn the Maroon Meals slider to the "on" position and press Save. Make sure
notifications are enabled for the myState app.
Students can access any of these programs directly. Referrals also can be made by emailing email@example.com or calling 662-325-3611.