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Michigan State University Launches Kosher Meal Program for Community

Michigan State University Launches Kosher Meal Program for Community

Contact(s): Guy Procopio

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University’s Culinary Services department will launch a new kosher meal service program on March 21 at Wilson Dining Hall. Through the program, kosher meals will be served during the dinner meal period, starting at 4 p.m., Sunday through Thursday of each week.

At Michigan State University, we are committed to meeting our students, faculty, staff and guests special dietary needs based on everything from religious practices to food allergies and lifestyle choices, said Guy Procopio, director of MSU Culinary Services.

MSU’s kosher meal service program was developed in partnership with Rabbi Jason Miller of Kosher Michigan, Cindy Hughey, director of the East Lansing Hillel Jewish Student Center, and Chuck Raad, principle owner of Woody’s Oasis restaurant in East Lansing.

“We are thankful for the support of Rabbi Miller, Ms. Hughey and Mr. Raad, who were instrumental in the visioning, design and certification of the kosher program,”said Procopio. “Without their help, this program would not have been possible.”

To accommodate kosher rules, all foods served through the program are prepared in a kosher kitchen at Woody’s Oasis restaurant in East Lansing. The program is certified by Kosher Michigan.

“All meals served through the program will be identified with a Kosher food icon,”said Kurt Kwiatkowski, corporate executive chef for MSU Culinary Services. “Guests can expect hot meals that include a protein, starch and vegetable on each plate.”

Pre-packaged kosher “Snack Attack Packs”are also offered at MSU’s Sparty’s coffee shop and convenience store locations on campus. Visit for more information on the program and daily menus.

Culinary Services is a department of the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services.