Buying Food (Not Related to Travel or Entertainment)

This page discusses food purchases for uses other than Travel and Entertainment purposes.  See the Meal Allowances page for entertainment and Travel Allowances meal page.

These include but not limited to:


The acceptability of a food purchase outside of the Travel/Entertainment realm depends on the business purpose of the food purchase:

  • Research Purposes:  Food can be purchased in AggieBuy if being used for a study or other research purposes (not simply for human or animal consumption). If not available in AggieBuy, food for these purposes can purchased on a Procurement Card.
  • Common Area:  Food that is to be provided in a waiting room for customers or patients, or for a common work space, such as a break room, can be purchased in AggieBuy. If not available in AggieBuy, food for these purposes can purchased on a Procurement Card.

An unacceptable food purchase in AggieBuy or on a Procurement Card would include food for a Specific Event. This includes events, such as one for incoming graduate students, or a reception for donors.  Food for these events should not be purchased in AggieBuy or on a Procurement Card. In this case, it’s generally considered “entertainment,” and the entertainment policies and procedures should be followed.


Questions regarding AggieBuy should be directed to the AggieBuy Help Desk.

Questions regarding entertainment policies/procedures should be directed to the Travel and Entertainment Help Desk.