Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Committee for Improving Student Food Security


Student food security is an integral element of a sustainable and equitable Portland State University (PSU) community. The Committee for Improving Student Food Security (CISFS) seeks to improve PSU students’ ability to access affordable, nutritious, culturally relevant food. This will be achieved through fostering community partnerships, increasing awareness, addressing barriers through policy advocacy, and using data to inform and build capacity for action.

CISFS provides several services to PSU students, including:

Free Food Market, a monthly distribution of free produce and pantry staples

SNAP Application Assistance. We coordinate a calendar of walk-in availability for students to ask questions or get assistance in completing applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Emergency Meal Vouchers. We provide students with a limited number of meal vouchers for Victor’s at Ondine.

PSU Food Share, students can opt-in to receive messaging when there is available leftover food from on-campus catered events.