Below are some of our efforts to support food security and good health among all members of our community. We encourage students, staff, and faculty to participate in these initiatives.
In a community effort to address food security and promote health on campus, Marymount University Student Government Association has purchased meal swipes available upon request of a student – you will only need to show your student ID. If you are ever hungry, please ask for a SaintSwipe at the Gerard Dining Hall.
“…Whereas, it is the responsibility of the Marymount Student Government Association, to advocate for students who may be at high risk for food insecurity;…”
SENATE RESOLUTION: 2019–02
Appollonie’s Campus Cupboards
A campus-wide initiative launched in Spring 2019. There are 5 cupboards located on-campus that offer different food items such as granola bars, beans, rice, oatmeal and more! The philosophy of Appollonie’s is simple: take what you need and give when you can.
Visit one of our 5 locations on campus [Ballston, Rowley, St. Joseph, Caruthers, Gerard Commuter Lounge]
Grab a Snack:
The Student Academic Hub staff also have baskets of healthy snacks in their offices and at the front desk for students who need a boost before/after class, or during a mid-day break. Feel free to stop by the Hub’s front desk in Rowley 1005 and ask to grab a snack, or grab one as you use the Hub’s services – academic advising, academic coaching, peer tutoring, and/or Student Access Services.
Food for Thought Club
Food for Thought is a club working to alleviate food insecurity & promote urban agriculture in Arlington! What began as a way to engage Marymount University biology students in a fun community project has grown into a thriving organization that works to alleviate local food insecurity and promote sustainable living through urban agriculture.