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
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
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.
Wednesday: 11:30am – 6:00pm (helpful for students working
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).
The Free Groceries Pop Up is a separate and additional service of
the ASI Food Pantry. In an effort to provide healthier eating
options, ASI has partnered with the Central Downtown Food Basket to
distribute fresh produce at no cost to Sac State students in
Five Pop Ups will be hosted in Fall 2023:
10:30am – 12:00pm or until supplies last at the Library Quad.