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posted: 9/29/2021 2:15 PM

Discover partners with college meal delivery program

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RIVERWOODS -- Discover said it will support a new meal delivery program for college students by opening up access to merchants that run on the Discover network.

This industry-first partnership with Phood will provide a mobile app that allows college students to signup and load their meal plan and flex-plan dollars for use on meal delivery services, such as DoorDash, groceries and convenience items on demand, and at local restaurants that accept Discover.

Students will use a Phood Discover prepaid card loaded with their campus meal plan, as well as flex-plan dollars that can be used for off-campus and delivery purchases, managed through Phood's easy-to-use app.

"Discover's latest step into simplifying payments on a college campus will provide increased food options for students," said Jason Hanson, senior vice president of global business development at Discover. "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, how we order and where we eat food has changed. As they return to campus, students may be excited to eat at restaurants that have been closed for a while or may prefer ordering food rather than sitting in a crowded cafeteria."