ASI Food Pantry

Welcome to the ASI Food Pantry!

Overview Ryan Choi


Our Mission

The ASI Food Pantry exists to provide food and basic necessities to Sac State students with financial hardships and low food security, at no cost. In addition to helping alleviate hunger within our student community, the ASI Food Pantry aims to decrease the negative impact that low food security has on the academic success of our students.

Eligibility & First-Timers

The ASI Food Pantry provides basic necessities such as: non-perishables, fresh produce, and toiletries. Currently enrolled Sac State students can shop at the ASI Food Pantry or place a locker order once per week.

At your first visit, you will need to bring your physical OneCard and complete our New User Registration Form, which helps us better understand your needs and provide referrals to other great campus resources.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the ASI Food Pantry! We can’t do this work alone!

Volunteers Needed for Greeting, Stocking, Inspection, and Washing

With guidance and training from staff, volunteers work in teams to assist students during open hours and behind-the-scenes across our facilities. The ASI Food Pantry is open MTRF 11:30am-3pm and W 11:30am-6pm.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

We are also seeking volunteer drivers and route partners to support our food recovery program. Two volunteers work as a team to pick up donations from grocery stores, bakeries, and the Sacramento Food Bank. Volunteer drivers operate a cargo van (no CDL required) and must be comfortable repeatedly lifting and carrying 10-40 pounds, standing and kneeling. 

The route begins at Sacramento State in the morning on Monday’s at 7:30am and lasts 2.5 hours. We are seeking a 4 month commitment for volunteers who can help three to four times per month. If you are interested, please contact Ryan Choi: or 916.278.3978 (call/voicemail).


Employment (for currently enrolled Sac State students)

We recruit and hire for part-time, 20 hours/wk Food Pantry Assistant positions each July and December.

INTERNSHIPS and field studies:

Apply by emailing Ryan Choi ( to express interest and share what project ideas you’d like to explore. We also want to make sure our organization is a good fit for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Hours (Fall 2023)

Fall 2023
Monday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am – 6:00pm (helpful for students working full-time jobs!)
Thursday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Holidays & Closures
September 4th (Labor Day)
November 23rd, 24th (Thanksgiving)
December 14th, 15th (End of Finals Week)

Not available during these times? Check out our After-Hours Lockers below!

Location (University Union)

The ASI Food Pantry has its own outside entrance on the north side of the University Union, separate from the rest of the 1st floor. Look for the ramp leading down to the ASI Food Pantry door and enter through the north side of the building (alleyway between the Union and Santa Clara Hall).

Google Maps to the ASI Food Pantry Entrance

Google Maps to the closest 30-minute temporary parking spots


The purpose of these lockers is to increase accessibility to the ASI Food Pantry by allowing students to pick up food outside of the Food Pantry’s opening hours.

Orders must be placed at least 24 hours before the scheduled pick-up time.

This is a great option for students with a busy schedule. 

Please note that utilizing the lockers will count as your weekly visit.

Pick up times are limited to the University Union’s opening hours.

The ASI Food Pantry Lockers are located on the first floor of the University Union next between The Store and the ASI SEO Office.

Place your order here.

Additional resources

We have compiled a list of additional resources here.

ASI Food Pantry Recipe Book

Check out our ASI Food Pantry Recipe Book for yummy and easy ideas to fuel your day! ASI Food Pantry's Recipe Book 

Saalt Menstrual Cups, Discs, and Underwear

The ASI Food Pantry has recently launched a new pilot program to provide free reusable menstrual product to Sac State students! You can pick up one when shopping in-person.

We have partnered with Saalt, a company that creates sustainable period underwear and reusable period cups & discs.

Questions? Visit us, call at (916) 278-3978 or email us at - more info about each product here.


Check out our donation page!

Contact Us

  • In-person at our department office: ASI Student Engagement and Outreach – 1st floor University Union (open M-F, 9am-4pm)
  • Via phone by calling (916) 278-3978
  • Via email by messaging