Bring Your OneCard & a Reusable Bag

Frequently Asked Questions

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The ASI Food Pantry can provide weekly food and toiletries for Sac State students with financial hardships. 

Do I need to have my OneCard?

Not necessarily, but you must know your student ID # so we can check you in. If you do not know your student ID number, you can access it on your MySacState Student Page. Please note it down so you can use the Pantry.

 If you are a currently enrolled student who has permanently misplaced your ID card, please go to the Bursar’s Office in Lassen Hall for a replacement.

Do I need to bring a bag?

Yes! Please join us in our efforts to create a more sustainable program by bringing your own bag.

We do gift first time users with a reusable bag, after completing the New User Registration form. However, after the initial visit, you are responsible for bringing your own bag as we do not supply one-use bags. 

What about food expiration dates?

Once a product is past code date, many manufacturers donate it to food banks as the food is still safe to eat. Food manufacturers use different date codes to ensure that consumers receive their product at peak quality.

Use this reference to learn the shelf life of food products or how long these foods are good past the code date:

Food Product Dating Guide

What if the Food Pantry is closed and I need food?

When the Pantry is closed, we recommend you check out the many other local food programs that are part of the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services Network.

If you are not available during the Pantry’s hours of operation, please check out the Food Pantry After-Hours Pick Up Lockers.