Food & Dining Resources

Accessing Food Resources

Life as a student can be expensive and navigating the different resources can be challenging. It doesn’t matter who you are; not being able to access enough food to sustain an active healthy lifestyle is an issue that students can face. If you are a student and are not able to access enough food, these food resources at MIT may be able to help:

Accessing Resources MIT (ARM) Coalition

    Alleviating financial hardship by connecting undergraduate and graduate students to campus resources. Learn More.

Daily Table

    Daily Table is a nonprofit community grocer dedicated to providing fresh, tasty, convenient and nutritious food to communities most in need at prices everyone can afford. Located in Central Square. Learn More.


Other Undergraduate Student Resources

Other Graduate Student Resources

Area grocery stores:

List of Local Businesses Accepting TechCASH. Please verify if the business is open before ordering or visiting.

Costco and Target Shuttle
The Division of Student Life sponsors a shuttle to transport students to and from Costco and Target during the academic year on specified Sundays.

Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market Shuttle*
The Division of Student Life sponsors a shuttle every Sunday and Wednesday during the academic year to transport MIT students to and from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market in Cambridge. The shuttle makes stops at on-campus residences and passes through Kendall Square and Central Square.

*In an effort to promote food access and increased transportation options to area grocery stores, MIT Parking & Transportation has partnered with the Division of Student Life to offer Wednesday service in addition to the traditional Sunday schedule.

Kitchen Steward Training

The purpose of the training module is to introduce kitchen stewards to critical food safety concepts and knowledge. Kitchen stewards have an important role in supervising house and community events where food is produced and/or served. One kitchen steward is required to approve the food service plan for each event in coordination with the staff member approving the event. We encourage multiple kitchen stewards be present at larger events. The following are main sections of the online training program:
·  The Importance of Food Safety
·  Health and Hygiene
·  Temperature Control
·  Avoiding Cross Contamination
·  Cleaning and Sanitizing
To receive a training link, please contact Campus Dining at with Kitchen Steward as the subject line. You will receive a link to complete the ANSI accredited training program. The time commitment is approximately 1.5 hours. You only need 28 out of 40 to successfully pass the training, so this is a no-brainer! Upon completion you will receive a certificate.