Food insecurity is when an individual or household has limited or uncertain access to adequate food due to social or financial conditions. These conditions are common on university and college campuses around the nation, including BYU. Local campus, church, and community resources are available to address students' basic food needs.
There are many resources both on and off-campus available to students in need. Students experiencing food insecurity may contact the Dean of Students Office and their local Bishop to learn about available resources. Walk-ins, phone calls, and emails are all welcome.
If you are experiencing food insecurity, please contact the Dean of Students Office.
Any student can meet with their local Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to discuss their individual situations. Students of other faiths may meet with a local Bishop or the BYU Chaplain (801-422-2293). The Bishop will assess basic needs and help students create a plan to become self-reliant. Students may also request assistance through their ward's Elder's Quorum President or Relief Society President.
Bishops and other ecclesiastical leaders never share information with BYU or the Dean of Students Office.
Contact your local Bishop through your ward's Executive Secretary, the "Member Tools" app, or visit comeuntochrist.org
If visiting the food bank, you must bring personal documents for review (see website). You will visit with a trained counselor to discuss your situation before receiving supplies. No appointment necessary.