Torero Food Recovery Program

The goal of Toreros Against Hunger at University of San Diego is to serve as emergency food relief for University of San Diego students experiencing food insecurity.

Food insecurity broadly defined is “the state of being without reliable access to sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.” Indicators of food insecurity include skipping meals and/or cutting the size of meals due to lack of financial resources, experiencing hunger but not eating and/or the inability to afford balanced meals.

Torero Food Recovery Program

This program is intended to support members of the campus community who are experiencing food

insecurity while also reducing waste by making food left over from Hospitality Services catered events
available for pickup.  This program is free for all University of San Diego students.

How it Works

  • Register online to receive text alerts. Or, register by texting the word torero to texting the word torero to 1 (662) 200-4303

  • You will receive a text alert when food is available.  The message will include a brief description of the food.

  • Bring your own clean (free of contaminants) individual-sized container and utensil(s).

  • It is very important that all outside containers/utensils brought in are clean to prevent contamination and illness.

  • Check-in at Hospitality Services, University Center 280. Bring your valid USD ID card.

  • Participants must agree to and sign the USD waiver and food safety guidelines to participate. You may sign the waiver at check-in.

  • To ensure food safety, food availability will be limited to 30 minutes from the time the alert is sent.

  • Food is available on a first-come/first-served basis.

    For additional questions, please contact

For additional questions, please contact Carol Norman, Director of Hospitality.


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