General Mills Foodservice Partners with MATTER & Chartwells Higher Education to Host Volunteer Event on College Campuses Nationwide

About The Event

For the third year, General Mills Foodservice is partnering with Chartwells Higher Education and MATTER to engage college students in a mass, two-day volunteer effort to spread good in their communities and help fight food insecurity. This year’s “Good Goes Round” event will take place March 25-26 and unite 110 campuses to pack 44,000 MATTERbox snack packs—individual packs of healthy, snacks and nutrition education—to be distributed to local nonprofits, sports camps, after-school programs, college pantries, and health care providers.

Good Goes Round aims to help colleges and universities improve the health of their communities in a turnkey way that promotes volunteerism. Since 2018, the effort has resulted in more than 120,700 MATTERbox packs and the donation of more than two tons of Cheerios and 242,000 Nature Valley bars.

How It Works

  • Participating schools receive a pallet containing all the materials to assemble and fill 200 snack packs to distribute in their community. They also receive detailed instructions about how to promote and conduct their event along with digital assets to help drive traffic.
  • Once the event is set up, students are asked to volunteer their time, whether it’s five minutes or more, to join an assembly line of others packing the snack packs.
  • Each pack will include General Mills’ items such as Cheerios and Nature Valley bars, along with other healthy food items. The packs also include nutrition information and a YOU MATTER® note, offering a way for participants to share an inspirational message with the recipient.

The campuses choose a community partner to donate the snack packs.


Participating Schools

ARKANSAS, Fayetteville  – University of Arkansas

ALABAMA, Montevallo  – University of Montevallo

ALABAMA, Florence – University of North Alabama

CALIFORNIA, Hayward – Cal State East Bay

CALIFORNIA, San Jose  – San Jose State University

CALIFORNIA, San Luis Obispo – CSU Cal Polytechnic

CALIFORNIA, Turlock – CSU Stanislaus

COLORADO, Denver – JWU Denver

CONNECTICUT, Fairfield – Sacred Heart University

CONNECTICUT, Hamden – Quinnipiac University

CONNECTICUT, New Haven – Southern CT State University

CONNECTICUT, Willimantic – Eastern Connecticut State University

FLORIDA, Coral Gabels – University of Miami

FLORIDA, Deland – Stetson University

FLORIDA, Fort Lauderdale – Nova Southeastern

FLORIDA, Fort Myers – Florida Gulf Coast University

FLORIDA, Jacksonville – University of North Florida

FLORIDA, Jupiter – Florida Atlanta University

FLORIDA, Miami – Florida International University

IDAHO, Pocatello – Idaho State University

ILLINOIS, Chicago – DePaul


ILLINOIS, Chicago – University of Illinois at Chicago

ILLINOIS, Evanston – Northwestern

INDIANA, Indianapolis –  IUPUI

KANSAS, Hays – Fort Hays State University

KANSAS, Wichita – Wichita State University

KENTUCKY, Highland Heights – Northern Kentucky University

LOUISIANA, Baton Rouge – Louisiana State University

LOUISIANA, New Orleans – University of New Orleans

MASSACHUSETTS, Babson Park – Babson College

MASSACHUSETTS, Boston – Northeastern University

MASSACHUSETTS, North Dartmouth – UMass Dartmouth

MASSACHUSETTS, Worcester – Worcester State

MARYLAND, Baltimore – UMBC

MARYLAND, Frostburg – Frostburg State University

MARYLAND, Towson – Towson University

MICHIGAN, Rochester – Oakland University

MICHIGAN, Ypsilanti – Eastern Michigan University

MINNESOTA, St. Cloud – St. Cloud State University

MINNESOTA, Winona – Winona State University

MISSOURI, Cape Girardeau – Southeast Missouri State

MISSOURI, Springfield – Missouri State University

NEBRASKA, Wayne – Wayne State College

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Keene – Keene State College

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Plymouth – Plymouth State University

NEW JERSEY, Galloway – Stockton University

NEW JERSEY, Montclair – Montclair State University

NEW MEXICO, Albuquerque – University of New Mexico

NEW YORK, Brooklyn – New York University – Tandon

NEW YORK, Buffalo – Buffalo State College

NEW YORK, Garden City – Adelphi University

NEW YORK, Hempstead – Hofstra University

NEW YORK, Jamaica – St. John’s University

NEW YORK, Purchase – Purchase College

NEW YORK, Purchase – Manhattanville College

NEW YORK, New Rochelle – Iona College

NEW YORK, New York – Barnard

NEW YORK, New York – Marymount College

NEW YORK, New York – New York University

NEW YORK, Pleasantville – Pace University

NEW YORK, Rochester – St. John Fisher College

NEW YORK, Queensbury – SUNY Adirondack

NORTH CAROLINA, Charlotte – UNC Charlotte

NORTH CAROLINA, Greensboro – UNC Greensboro

NORTH CAROLINA, Mars Hill – Mars Hill University

NORTH DAKOTA, Bismark – University of Mary

NEVADA, Reno – University of Nevada, Reno

OHIO, Bowling Green – BGSU

OHIO, Cleveland – Cleveland State University

OHIO, Dayton – Wright State University

OKLAHOMA, Edmond – University of Central Oklahoma

OREGON, Portland – Portland State University

PENNSYLVANIA, Pittsburgh – Carnegie Melon

PENNSYLVANIA, Shippensburg – Shippensburg University

PENNSYLVANIA, Wilkes-Barre – Kings College

TENNESSEE, Cookeville – Tennessee Tech University

TENNESSEE, Memphis – University of Memphis

TEXAS, College Station – Texas A&M University

TEXAS, Corpus Christi – Texas A&M Corpus Christi

TEXAS, Galveston – Texas A&M Galveston

TEXAS, Abilene – Abilene Christian University

TEXAS, Arlington – University of Texas at Arlington

TEXAS, Beaumont – Lamar University

TEXAS, Denton – Texas Woman’s University

TEXAS, Houston – University of Houston

TEXAS, Kerrville – Schreiner University

TEXAS, Richardson – University of Texas at Dallas

TEXAS, San Angelo – Angelo State University

TEXAS, San Marcos – Texas State University

UTAH, Cedar City – Southern Utah University

UTAH, Salt Lake City – University of Utah

VERMONT, Putney – Landmark College

WASHINGTON, DC – American University

WASHINGTON, Seattle – Seattle University

WISCONSIN, La Crosse – University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse

WISCONSIN, River Falls – University of Wisconsin, River Falls