Food for the Soul Fund

OID is happy to bring to you a fund designed to build community outside of the classroom between students of color and staff or faculty of color. We can build a stronger community by individuals regularly and persistently doing a variety of simple things together that give them chances to connect with others, build trust, and get involved in doing things together.

Here’s how it works:

  • Students invite a staff member or faculty member to lunch or dinner.
  • Send Jonathan Chan an email with the request before the outing to (Funds are limited, so you need to ask in advance for approval to ensure sufficient funds exist.)
  • One of the students pays for the lunch and the college reimburses the student.

A special thanks to the Black Lives at Mudd Club (BLAM) for requesting this fund and thank you to President Maria Klawe for resourcing this fund!


  1. Black, African American, Asian, South Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Latino, Latina, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous, Multiracial/Mixed, Arab, Persian, Middle Eastern…

P.S. The Leonard Fund is an another meal fund that is available for all students.