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Eat well, save money.

Get healthy, delicious food when and where you want it with flexible payment options. Cash, credit, and debit cards are accepted at all JCCC Dining Services retail outlets.

Led by Dining Services and in conjunction with many other departments across campus, JCCC Cavalier MealSHARE program provides free meals to students on campus.

How does Cavalier MealSHARE work?

MealSHARE loads Dining Dollars on every selected student’s College ID for use in all Dining Services locations. Cavaliers can get the food they need easily and anonymously.

If you are enrolled in nine or more credit hours primarily on campus, you can apply for Cavalier MealSHARE assistance through Financial Aid. Once you qualify, you are given a daily allotment of Dining Dollars on your student ID. You don't have to be receiving financial aid to qualify.

Where can I use my Dining Dollars?

You can use the Dining Dollars at any on-campus food venue—the Food Court, any of the JCCC coffee bars and on-campus vending machines. The daily dollars are not carried over from day to day. You are responsible for the transaction amount over the Dining Dollars allocated.

Know a student who could benefit?

We accept applications prior to each fall semester and continue to accept until all available funds have been allocated. Participating students should reapply at the end of each summer term to be considered for the new school year.

Don't forget, JCCC's Student Basic Needs Center is also available to help during times of need.  Learn more, including how to receive Center updates by text, by visiting:

Want to support the program?

Thank you for helping your fellow Cavalier! You can donate to the MealSHARE program through the JCCC Foundation.

Donate to MealSHARE

Dining Dollars make dining on campus simple and convenient. Put money on your JCCC ID card and swipe it at vending machines, the Food Court, Encore Espresso and Stacks Café.

How Dining Dollars work

  1. Load money onto your JCCC ID card at any Dining Services register or load money online.
  2. Purchase your meals or snacks. Cashiers can provide your balance remaining after each transaction.

Earn rewards

The more you buy, the more you save!

Silver, 5% more

  • Deposit $100-$500 in JCCC Dining Dollars and receive an extra 5% on your account.
    If you deposit $200, you get $210 - $10 extra dollars!

Gold, 7.5% more

  • Deposit over $500 up to $1,000 in JCCC Dining Dollars and receive an extra 7.5% on your account.
  • 10 free 24 oz. fountain drinks/iced tea
  • 2 free 16 oz. specialty coffee drinks

    Altogether, this adds up to more than $64 of incentives with a $500 deposit!

Platinum, 10% more

  • Deposit over $1,000 or more in JCCC Dining Dollars and receive an extra 10% on your account.
  • 20 free 24 oz. fountain drinks/iced tea
  • 4 free 16 oz. specialty coffee drinks

    Altogether, this adds up to more than $153 of incentives with a $500 deposit!

Use Financial Aid for Dining Dollars!

Before each semester:

  • Visit the Financial Aid Office (SC 253) to fill out the form you need. 
  • Tell Financial Aid to set aside your Dining Dollars before getting your funds.
  • Once you receive your funds, add money to your Dining Dollars account.
For more information, call the Financial Aid Office at 913-469-3840.

The CavCard is JCCC's gift card. You can use your CavCard at Dining Services, the Bookstore and other campus outlets.

Purchase a CavCard:

  • Online
  • Food Court (COM 1.5 Level)

Add funds to your CavCard:

  1. Visit JCCC Transact
  2. Have your ID card and a credit or debit card ready.
  3. Log in using your MyJCCC username and password. 
  4. Find “Dining Dollars” on the left side of the screen. Click “Add Money.” Follow the prompts to load your card.

Report lost, stolen or damaged cards to 913-469-8500, ext. 4537 or ext. 3273. Remaining balances will be transferred to a new CavCard. The CavCard office is not responsible for any transactions prior to the card being reported as lost or stolen.

Order JCCC CavExpress items, including Pizza Hut, and Market made-to-order hot and cold beverages using your smartphone!

Pay using funds loaded on your ID card, or with a credit card.

To order online:

  1. Download the Transact Mobile Ordering app for iOS or Android.
  2. Select JCCC from the list when prompted
  3. Select "Log in With Campus ID"

Start ordering!

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Keep campus sustainable and join the Dollar Drink Club for $30 at any Dining Services location.

Bring in your refillable cup or mug and get:

  • $1 soda in the Food Court
  • $1 self-serve drip coffee at The Market, Food Court, Encore Espresso and Stacks Café
  • 15% off any specialty coffee drink or smoothie