ASI Food Pantry

Welcome to the ASI Food Pantry!

Summer Hours starting Finals Week: Mon - Wed 10am-2pm

Overview Ryan Choi

What is 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.

What does the ASI Food Pantry offer?

The ASI Food Pantry provides basic necessities such as: non-perishables, fresh produce, and toiletries. The Pantry is a shared resource made possible by donations from the community, and Sac State Basic Needs Fund!

Students can visit the Pantry once per week. To be eligible to utilize the ASI Food Pantry, students must:

1. Be enrolled at Sac State for current academic term

2. Present a valid One-Card

3. Bring a reusable grocery bag

4. Fill out the User Registration Form (once per academic year).

Fill out the New User Registration Form at your first visit every academic year.

When are we open?

Spring Semester 2023 (not including finals week)
Monday: 10am-2pm
Tuesday: 12pm-3pm
Wednesday: 12-4pm
Thursday: 12pm-3pm
Friday: 10am-2pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
Spring finals and Summer 2023
Monday: 10am-2pm
Tuesday: 10am-2pm
Wednesday: 10am-2pm
Thursday – Sunday: Closed
May 29th (Memorial Day)
June 19th (Juneteenth)
June 23rd
Not available during these times? Check out our After-Hours Pick-Up Lockers below!

Where are we located?

We are located on the 1st floor of the University Union at Sacramento State. 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

How can I use the After-Hours 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.

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

Place your order here.

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!

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

Questions? Visit us or call at (916) 278-3978 anytime M-W, 10am-2pm. More info about each product here.

How to Volunteer and Join Our Team

See our current volunteer openings here!
Volunteer opportunities are available for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the general community!
You must:
  • Be 18+ years old.
  • Have proof of COVID-19 vaccination to volunteer whether you volunteer once or multiple times this academic year (September 2022 – May 2023).
  • Sign a volunteer waiver form (valid until May 2023).
We have many roles for our volunteers to assist with:
  • Restocking and organizing inventory.
  • “Shopping” for produce at Sacramento Food Bank.
  • Welcoming and explaining how students can use the food pantry.
  • Describing best practices for storing and preparing fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Sharing about campus resources for students dealing with different hunger or housing situations.
Tracking Hours:

We track all volunteer hours and can provide volunteer hours verification receipts if you are seeking to:

  • Receive Leadership Initiative certificate credit.
  • Earn credit for courses, including Service-Learning classes (when approved by instructor).
  • Contribute hours for service-oriented Fraternities/Sororities/Clubs.

We recruit and hire for part-time, 20 hours/wk Food Pantry Assistant positions:

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!

How to Donate

Check out our donation page!

Contact Us via Phone or Email

  • 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