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What is Matabites?

A collaboration between the Basic Needs Office and the Institute for Sustainability. Matabites is a push notification system that delivers messages to participating CSUN community members via the CSUN app, informing them of when free food becomes available on campus.

Matabites aims to alleviate food insecurity and limit food waste at CSUN. Our mission is to strengthen the CSUN community by feeding hungry people on campus, diverting edible food away from landfills, and promoting student success!

CSUN community members can opt into the Matabites message channel via the CSUN app. Notifications must be enabled in phone settings.

Once opted-in, CSUN community members will receive alerts informing them of when/where they can get food for free on campus (on a first-come, first-serve basis).

  1. Download the official CSUN app and log in using your CSUN account.  
  2. Go to “Messages” tab.
  3. Select “Opt-In Channels.”
  4. Select the “+” next to “Matabites.”  
  5. Allow notifications for the CSUN app in your phone settings. (Note: You will not receive Matabites alerts if your notifications are off.)  

You are all set!

MataBites is strategically identifying potential Campus Food Partners. Only CSUN faculty or staff members can become Campus Food Partners at this time.  

If you are involved with a CSUN department that hosts events with food and would like more information on how to become a Campus Food Partner, please contact us at:

Food on a table

Our mission is to alleviate food insecurity, limit food waste on campus, and promote student success!!!

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