For only the first two weeks of the semester, carryout supplies cost approximately $92,000.
The group donates leftovers from the university's dining halls to a local church called Christian Life Center.
The restrictions placed on dining halls have changed as the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed.
The University Health Center offers medical exemptions to some students who aren't comfortable eating indoors.
There could be a shortage of the dining hall's usual cookies.
Why did UMD take takeout away?
The dining hall is closed on Fridays and Saturdays.
With masks and increased sanitation efforts, the dining hall experience looked different this semester at UMD.
“Some of us … [think] about the environment all the time, but most of us are kind of just too busy.”
There will be reduced capacity in dorms, and courses with over 50 students will likely be held partially online.