Building a Bridge Between
Food waste and College Hunger

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 soliciting and distributing foods and other essentials to all college students who otherwise cannot afford balanced meals. 

Recent studies indicate that 1 in 3 college students do not have the financial means to sustain their living, leading to food insecurity, directly impacting 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, community retailers, local food growers, farmer markets, food banks, and other partners who donate safe and nutritious foods that otherwise would end up in landfills. 

 As a charitable food distributor, our prime responsibility is to support environmental sustainability, help reduce waste and support college students who do not have enough to eat.


Proudly serving colleges and universities in Los Angeles County.  



Meet the Team


Karlen Nurijanyan  

Chief Executive Officer


Marco Gonzalez



Jennifer Wyman



Irene Yaymajian

Board President



Mallory Staley

Board Member,
Grant Writer