NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers University students can again get two takeout meals per visit at campus dining halls. The number was halved last week after some students mounted a campaign to donate extra meals from the campus meal-service plan to a soup kitchen and others in New Brunswick.
Rutgers officials said the students' efforts did not take into account food-safety concerns and a prohibition on soliciting in dining halls.
One benefactor, Elijah's Promise of New Brunswick, said it could not distribute the meals because of health-code concerns.
Rutgers said some students expressed concern because they believe taking out two meals at a time gives them more flexibility to eat well. Next semester, the university will permit students to donate the cash equivalent of a meal swipe to Elijah's Promise. - AP