ABOUT US AND WHAT WE DO
Student LunchBox (SLB) is a 501(c)3 approved, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization committed to fighting food insecurity among college students. We realize our program by purchasing, soliciting, and distributing foods and other essentials to low-income college students who otherwise cannot afford balanced meals.
Recent studies indicate that nearly half of the college students do not have the financial means to sustain their living, leading to food insecurity which directly impacts student graduation rates. SLB is an essential resource that responds quickly with one of the most critical resources students need: food.
Our approach to fighting campus hunger is simple. We build partnerships with local businesses and distributors, small and large retailers, local food growers, farmers' markets, and other partners who donate safe and nutritious foods to support our mission by preventing the foods from being sent to landfills. We are also looking forward to working with food banks and food suppliers that donate to charities such as Student LunchBox. As a charitable food distributor, our prime responsibility is to support environmental sustainability, reduce waste, and support the low-income student population who does not have enough to eat.
Student LunchBox offers three services available to all students.
Food-drive program in collaboration with campus food pantries
Food-box program executed from our distribution center
Food-delivery program designed for students with disabilities
During our pilot program, we focus on colleges and universities located in Los Angeles, California. With hard work and dedication, we will gradually expand our operations to other cities and states.