Thursday, February 25, 2016

Recent News Coverage

On February 11, a story about Donor to Diner and the One Meal Initiative was aired on "Focus @ 4" on ABC 33/40. The piece helped us kick start Spring 2016's One Meal Initiative while increasing awareness of student food insecurity within the community. The video clip from our coverage is included below.  Once again, thanks to everyone who donated earlier this month!

Sunday, February 21, 2016


We just heard from UAB Dining that the total number of donations received in the Spring 2016 One Meal Initiative is exactly 500 meals. Way to go UAB! Once again, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to donate or volunteer in this program.

Commons walls lined with donation cards

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Thank You!

Thanks to all who donated during the One Meal Initiative program last week! We received a record-breaking 491 meal donations. We appreciate all the volunteers who came to promote the event and increase awareness of food insecurity. Thank you UAB for your generosity and support!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

One Meal Initiative - Spring 2016

Because of the demand for meal vouchers, the One Meal Initiative program will be held every semester. The event was inaugurated in Fall 2015.

The program allows students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to donate a meal to benefit fellow Blazers facing food insecurity. UAB case managers distribute the meal vouchers from this program to deserving students. The vouchers can be redeemed for a hot meal in the university dining hall. They are very popular because some of the students facing food insecurity are temporarily homeless and do not have the means to prepare food taken from the food pantry. 

This semester, the program is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 4 PM - 8 PM and Friday, February 12, 10 AM - 2 PM at the Commons on the Green. Help a friend in need by donating a meal from an university meal plan or $10 in dining dollars, Blazer Bucks, cash, or credit card to provide one meal. Students who donate will be offered special membership for the semester of donation. 

ONLINE DONATIONS: Those who cannot come to the Commons to donate can still donate online through Tapingo during the event times listed above. Please contact with any questions or concerns

Link to Tapingo online donation page:
Event Flyer - February 2016