Make a Donation

Every $1 donated allows us to purchase $2.50 of fresh food in bulk through our partnerships!

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Cash/Check/Credit Card Donations

Credit Card: 

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

6/12/2024 Update: We have added a recurring/scheduled donation option!

Cash or Check (Mail or Drop-Off):

Made payable to: Associated Students, Inc. with the memo: ASI Food Pantry Donation and your preferred affiliation (ex: Renaissance Society)
Mailing Address: 

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

Drop-Off Location: You can drop off cash or check donations at the ASI Student Shop, located in the University Union, 3rd Floor, Room 3231. See building map for directions.

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.
  • 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 – please call us before arriving at (916) 278-3978.

Items best suited for our student community:

Last updated: 6/12/2024

  • Spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground cumin, curry powder, etc.)
  • Individually packaged, single-serving snacks
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, etc)
  • View the SYC Donation Guide below for examples of culturally relevant items we are in need of.

Legacy Giving

Leave a planned gift in your will

When you include the ASI Food Pantry in your estate plans, your generosity gives the gift of preparing our students to be leaders in their professions and their communities well into the future.

Gifts through your will and estate plans are one of the ASI Food Pantry’s most important and impactful sources of support. Unrestricted gifts give us the greatest flexibility to use funds where they are most needed.

You may leave:

  • A stated specific dollar amount
  • A percentage of your residual estate (what remains after gifts to loved ones and expenses have been paid), or
  • A specific asset, such as securities, retirement plans, life insurance, or other marketable property

How to name the ASI Food Pantry in your estate plans

Legal name: Associated Students of California State University, Sacramento
Address: 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
Federal tax ID#: 94-1347023

This sample language may be useful:

I/We, [name], of [city, state, zip code], give, devise and bequeath to the ASI Food Pantry through Associated Students, Inc. of California State University, Sacramento (tax identification number: 94-1347023), located at 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819, the sum of $_________ [OR] __________ percentage of my/our estate, to be used according to the current letter of intent or gift agreement on file with the University.
If at any time, in the judgment of the Board of Directors of The University Foundation at Sacramento State, it is impossible or impracticable to carry out the designated purpose, the Foundation shall determine an alternative purpose as near as possible to my/our designated intent.

Notifying us of your gift

Thank you for considering Sac State for your philanthropic support. If you have any questions, please contact Steven Loya, Director of Planned Giving, at 916.278.6115 or

Amazon Wish List 

  • Please review our Amazon Wish List to send donations directly to the ASI Food Pantry!

Request a Donation Receipt

If you would like a Tax ID Donation Acknowledgement Letter emailed or mailed please contact Sommer Hayes, ASI Food Pantry Manager, at .