ASI Food Pantry

Welcome to the ASI Food Pantry!

Pop Up this Monday, February 12th at Library Quad!

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, and Registration Form

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.

Watch our welcome video and see what our space looks like! 
Welcome to the ASI Food Pantry!

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

Spring 2024 Hours

Last updated 2.6.2024

Monday: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Wednesday: 10:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Weekends: Closed

Please contact us at asi-foodpantry@csus.edu or leave a voicemail at 916.278.3978 if you have any questions we can assist you with.

Upcoming Holidays & Closures

February 20th – 22nd – Staff Out of Town for Conference
April 1st – Cesar Chavez Day
May 27th – Memorial Day
June 19th – Juneteenth

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

Lockers

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.

  • Please note that utilizing the lockers will count as your weekly visit.
  • Orders must be placed at least 24 hours before the scheduled pick-up time. 
  • 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 the ASI Food Pantry Recipe Book for tasty and easy ideas to fuel your day! ASI Food Pantry's Recipe Book 

Volunteer

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

Employment

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 (ryan.choi@csus.edu) 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!

Saalt Menstrual Cups, Discs, and Underwear

In April 2023, the ASI Food Pantry launched a pilot program to provide free reusable menstrual product to Sac State students. This pilot program was made possible by Student Affairs grant funding. Our staff taught 286 students how to use, clean, and store the products through in-person demos, tabling events, and at the 2023 Sac State Earth Day Sustainability Fair. We will update this page when we purchase more reusable menstrual products for distribution.

A big thank you to Saalt, a certified B-corp that creates sustainable period underwear and reusable period cups & discs, who was our partner in creating educational materials, program planning, and product distribution. More information about their products and mission here.

Donate

Check out our donation page!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Us

  • In-person at our department office: ASI Student Engagement and Outreach – 1st floor University Union (Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 9am-5pm, Wed 10am-6pm)
  • Via phone by calling (916) 278-3978
  • Via email by messaging asi-foodpantry@csus.edu