Campus Partnerships

UW Frozen Meals Program

Info about the UW Frozen Meals Program: 

The UW Frozen Meals Program (UWFMP) exists to fight campus food insecurity and food waste. Every week, UW Dining will recover leftover food from the dining halls and freeze it into individual, pre-packaged meals. These meals are then delivered to The Crossing.
UWFMP meals are available to any students who are in need of food; our freezer is located on the main floor in the front entrance. We get deliveries on Thursday mornings and meals are available on a first-come-first-serve basis during open building hours.
*The Crossing is consistently monitoring COVID safety protocols, so our meal programs are subject to change*

Food Recovery Network
Free Student Meals
(during academic year)

Tuesday Dinners served 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Come early before all the food is gone! The Food Recovery Network and The Crossing are partnering to serve free dinners to students with food leftover from dorm dining halls. Held at The Crossing. Contact Food Recovery Network if you are interested in volunteering on Tuesdays.

day Meal served 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Come early before all the food is gone!
The Crossing is partnering with the Food Recovery Network and Badger Volunteers to serve free lunches to students with food leftover from dorm dining halls.



Slow Food UW

Slow Food UW is a food justice organization that hosts many of their events in our building. From their website:

“Slow Food UW was founded in 2007 by Genya Erling as a way to bring local foods from Southern Wisconsin farmers to the campus. The small group of students who spent their days cooking and enjoying local food together are the pioneers of our current organization. The organization slowly grew as members and volunteers spread the word. Our mission sets itself apart from the broader Slow Food movement by looking to provide good, clean, fair food at an affordable price for all.”

“Our mission is to promote and model an alternative food system where food is good, clean, and fair for all by supporting sustainable food production, creating an inviting community around food, and advancing food justice in the Madison area.”

Slow Food currently hosts Family Dinner Nights on Mondays and the Slow Food Café on Wednesdays during lunch. See our calendar for Slow Food events held at The Crossing. Find more information at or by emailing

*Slow Food UW is not affiliated with The Crossing, any religion or any religious organization.*