Potential Food Delivery on Campus: Students to Deliver Food?

At the beginning of the 2016 fall semester, Will Miller came up with an idea to have food delivered run by students to other students.  

Miller was doing an internship on campus when he thought, “Why hasn’t this been done before?”  He moved quickly to organize a portfolio, business plan and presented his idea to administration.  

Miller is the only student organizing this, but he has been helped by

The Mount St. Mary’s University Administration has aided Miller in creating this organization.  The current surveys are being conducted by Miller with the help of the Office of Institutional Research. Of the 600 responses received, 87% said they would use the delivery service.  Miller also stated that 40% of those that answered the survey would deliver the food.  

As for how food would be ordered, a website would be up for students’ access, as well as a possible phone application.

Miller believes that students will take advantage of the opportunity for food delivery.  There were few negative responses, but the biggest negativity is that students would not be able to use flex dollars to pay for it.

The goal for the near future is that there is a solid structure of the food delivery service by May and that it will be in use by the next fall semester.  Miller would love to pass this on to future Mount students.  He would also love to take the food delivery service to other schools if it is successful at the Mount.

The question of if this will be a student job on campus is still being worked out by Miller and those that have helped him.  He was thinking of having a percentage of delivery tip included to pay the student deliverers, but there are no concrete plans yet.  

One thought on “Potential Food Delivery on Campus: Students to Deliver Food?

  • January 25, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I am an alum of The Mount and previously worked for Aramark, the current food service provider there. I spent time working with other college and universities that Aramark services on delivery and mobile ordering solutions. Given the Mount’s small size, I don’t think they would meet the criteria for the current delivery and mobile ordering solutions that Aramark has. however, I could give Miller some insight into how those other services work on other campuses. If you wouldn’t mind passing this along and he would like to contact me, my email address is andreamariereed@gmail.com


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