Make a Donation

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Student Basket

The ASI Food Pantry relies on the generous donations from our community! We accept food & monetary donations year round and host special food drive events. Click the tabs below to find out more about the current ways to support. 

Food & Toiletry Donations

  • We accept:

    • Non-perishable items, menstrual products, and toiletries. 
    • Students like low-sodium, low-sugar, low-processed items.
  • We CANNOT accept:
    • Opened items, perishable items including refrigerated/frozen.
  • Walk-In Drop off: 
    • Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, ASI Student Engagement & Outreach Office, University Union, Room 1240.
  • Scheduled Drop off at Parking Lot:

If you need a donor acknowledgement receipt or plan to donate a large number of items, please call us at (916) 278-9678 or email us at so we are prepared to receive your donation. THANK YOU!

Items Best Suited for our Food Pantry

List is updated regularly as needs change. (Last updated: 9/13/2022)

  • Variety of Rice options
  • Variety of Pasta options
  • Bread
  • Spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground cumin, curry powder, etc.) 
  • Nuts & healthy snacks
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Soups
  • Tomato paste
  • Toiletries
  • View the SYC Donation Guide below for examples of culturally relevant items we are in need of.

Monetary Donations


  1. Click “Donate Online”.
  2. Select “ASI Donations”.
  3. Select “ASI Food Pantry Donation”.

Note: There is currently no option to set up recurring payments

How to write a check for the ASI Food Pantry

  • Checks should be made payable to Associated Students, Inc. with the memo: ASI Food Pantry Donation.
  • You can drop off monetary donations (checks or cash) at the ASI Student Shop, located in the University Union, 3rd Floor, Room 3231

To mail a donation or a check, please send to:

Associated Students, Inc. at Sac State
Attn: ASI Food Pantry
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6011

Amazon Wish List 

  • Please review our Amazon Wish List to send donations directly to the ASI Food Pantry!
  • If you would like a Tax ID Donation Acknowledgement Letter sent you you for your Amazon Wish List Donation, please message