Welcome to Appalachian Food Services

Appalachian Food Services, part of Auxiliary Services, is unique when compared to food services at other universities. We are proudly operated by Appalachian State University (not by an outside, for-profit corporation, like many other schools) and we offer the University community complete meal service, as well as catering and vending. Food Services employs approximately 900 people. Of these employees, approximately 500-700 are temporary positions filled by Appalachian State University students. Appalachian Food Services receives no state funding.

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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:47am
Appalachian Food Services, part of Auxiliary Services, is unique when compared to food services at...
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Students are the backbone of Appalachian State University, and at Appalachian Food Services, we...

Food Services is responsible for the following:


The AppCard works as a multifunction Appstate's photo ID card that allows access to Meal Accounts, Express Accounts, and many other services offered by Appalachian.

Meal Accounts

Meal Accounts operate on a declining balance system.  Students are only charged for what they select and can use Meal Account funds anytime, anywhere for any on-campus food purchase.  Meal Accounts cannot be used off campus and are non-refundable.Students living in residence halls are required to select a Meal Account each semester. Students living off-campus may choose to purchase one.

Express Accounts

Express Accounts are optional for students, faculty and staff.  Express Accounts operate on a declining balance system and are accepted at various on-campus locations; balances carry over each year that a student is enrolled at Appalachian..  Express Accounts cannot be used off campus and funds cannot be withdrawn as cash.  The Express Account is separate from the Meal Account, but it is still accessed by the AppCard.  


Food Services operates numerous dining units on campus. We also post up-to-date facility information, operating schedules and weekly menus.  All food items on our serving lines are priced individually; so that, you may choose what you want to eat. The dining units accept the AppCard (with either Meal or Express Account balances), Discover, MasterCard, Visa or cash for payment.

Catering & Special Events

Appalachian Food Services Catering offers a wide range of services, from a formal dinner, to a coffee break or an outdoor event for customers affiliated with Appalachian State University (faculty, staff, students and parents).


Appalachian Food Services is self-operated making us “local” in every sense of the word.  To further our efforts, we have partnered with the Office of Sustainability to identify future opportunities, fulfill Appalachian's strategic plan and be a leader of sustainable campuses nationally.

QEP Global Learning

meal & express accounts deposit now parents and guests can deposit funds into a student's meal or express account online


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Mailing Address
Appalachian Food Services
P.O. Box 32061
Boone, NC, 28608 USA

Physical Address
Appalachian Food Services
170 Stadium Drive
Boone, NC, 28608 USA