Rodolfo Morales | Director of the Donaghey Student Center & Campus Rec. University of Arkansas at Little Rock 501.569.8078 | firstname.lastname@example.org | ualr.edu facebook.com/ualittlerock | twitter.com/ualr
We came up with a different method to provide meals.
The students are identified by Student Affairs office, dining places $12.00 on the students ID Card in a "admin" account. The student is allowed to select the dining venue of their choice and spend the funds. They ae required to fill out a Secret Shopper report. This is our first semester with this system. From the early reports the students have no issue receiving the funds and then doing the report.
Executive Director for Campus Retail Operations
3209 Merten Hall
Good morning Rodolfo,
We ran into an unintended issue when we tried to work with the students and donating meal plan swipes. The issue ended up being a negative impact on financial aide. As we worked with the various departments on campus, financial aide was the one that put a stop to our ability to do the meal plan swipe pool. Their take was that all of the donated meals would need to be reported to their office and that the donated meals (the person receiving the meals) could negatively impact the student, preventing them from getting financial aide or lowering the amount they would receive. I don't know how they do it on other campuses, but that put a stop to our process for donated swipes.
Associate Vice President
University of Georgia
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Athens, GA 30602
Here's a link to the program we have at Colorado State University: https://lsc.colostate.edu/slice/slice-engagement/rams-against-hunger/
Colorado State University
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