Food Accessibility Assistance
NYU Courtesy Meals
The Courtesy Meals program provides free, short-term food support to any enrolled student in need of emergency food assistance. Courtesy Meals are accepted at our NYC campus only. Courtesy Meals:
- Provide a seventy-five dining dollars credit to a student's NYU ID.
- Are provided free of charge to those who seek them.
- Are initially provided on a no-questions-asked basis.
- Will not have an impact on a student's financial aid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can receive Courtesy Meals?
Any enrolled undergraduate or graduate student may receive Courtesy Meals.
How can a student receive Courtesy Meals?
A student can submit a Virtual Courtesy Meals Request (see above).
I am a staff or faculty member who is trying to connect a student to Courtesy Meals. What steps should I take?
You can refer a student to submit a Virtual Courtesy Meals Request.
What is the purpose of the NYU Courtesy Meals program?
The goal of the NYU Courtesy Meals program is to provide short-term assistance for students facing food insecurity for any reason.
Is this program anonymous?
Courtesy Meals is not anonymous. However, your request is considered private and confidential and is only shared with the staff responsible for providing assistance.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded nutrition assistance program. Eligibility for SNAP benefits has been temporarily expanded for students as of January 2021. For more information on eligibility requirements and links to apply, visit the USDA Food and Nutrition Service site.