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Dining Services

Dining on Campus

We've got it all - two restaurants, three coffee bars, and a food court that includes Pizza Hut, Boulevard Burgers, Chick-fil-A and Firehouse Subs.

Photo looking into the Food Court located at COM 1.5

Cavalier MealSHARE Program – Because We Care

At JCCC, we want you to succeed and we understand that hunger can be distracting.

A good healthy food can help you focus, and maybe even relax knowing you don’t have to worry about your next meal. 

Through JCCC’s Caviler MealSHARE program, you can apply for meal assistance through Financial Aid. If you qualify, dining dollars would be added to your student ID. You don't have to be receiving financial aid to qualify.

How you use it at any on-campus food venue is up to you. You can choose:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks

MealSHARE dollars can be used Monday through Friday at:

  • Food Court
  • Down Under
  • Café Tempo
  • Coffee bars
  • Vending machines.

They cannot be used in the C-store. Dollars are not carried over from day to day and are offered Monday through Friday. You are responsible for the transaction amount over the dining dollars allocated. This program is designed to be discreet and simple.

Applications for the Spring 2018 pilot of the program are currently closed. Watch for an announcement in late July 2018 about applications for Fall 2018.

Woud you like to support the program?

For those who would like to financially support the continuation of the Cavalier MealSHARE program, you can make a donation to the MealSHARE program through the JCCC Foundation.


If you have any questions about the Cavalier MealSHARE program, please email Claudia Martin-Ayoade or Jason Arnett, or call 913-469-8500, ext. 3271 to speak to Claudia.

Dining Services – We Listen

Dining Services has reworked the offerings at two of its restaurants to reflect changing tastes. In response to popular demand, Chef Marwan’s Eastern Mediterranean dishes will now be served in Down Under one week a month. The rest of the month will feature themed weeks like South of the Border and Asian. Also new to Down Under will be build-your-own Asian broth bowls.

Some things never change, including JCCC's commitment to environmental stewardship. In all of our restaurants, reusable greenie containers are now free to use (and carabiner discounts will still be applied), and improved to-go containers are available. And if you bring your own mug to any coffee bar, you'll be rewarded with double punches on your punch card.

In addition to our outstanding daily freshly made fare, we also give you special dining opportunities on a regular basis:

  • Pancake Day at Cafe Tempo
  • Lunch with the Chefs
  • Omelets made to order on Wednesday mornings
  • Harvest Lunch featuring ingredients grown on JCCC's own sustainable farm
  • Thanksgiving Feast

Experience our award-winning dining options with amazing meals created daily by professional chefs.

JCCC's exceptional Dining Services department has received 10 awards in 10 years from the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS). We compete against every NACUFS member school large and small.