Just In Time (Mobile Food Pantry)

Program ParticipationJust In Time sign on sidewalk

Just In Time (JIT) Mobile Food Pantry is a grocery-style food distribution program for eligible students whom are experiencing food insecurity.   The program offers a wide selection of foods including fresh produce, dairy items and more.

To be eligible:

  • must be currently enrolled SJSU student
  • must bring their Tower ID Card & reusable grocery bags
  • NEW INCOME LIMIT!:earn a gross annual income of $33,385* or less (no documentation required)

Dates:   Spring 2019 semester: 

January 28, February 11, March 11, April 15, May 6 (all dates are Mondays)

Follow us on social media for updates (@SJSUFoodPantry)

Time:  10-11:15AM

Location: Events Center (use side entrance)

*Income limits are set by  Second Harvest Food Bank at 275% of the Federal Poverty Line. $2,782 monthly for individuals of a household of 1; add $1,020 per additional household member.  Please ask if you have questions.

Promotional Video

View the impact the program can have, see the scale of the food offerings and more. Watch our brief video to learn more.

Program History & Usage

In 2016 members of the Student Hunger Committee & SJSU Cares partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo & Santa Clara counties to provide access to larger quantities of food to support students experiencing food insecurity.

The first JIT program was offered in October of 2016 with over 320 participants.  In the 2016-2017 academic year we hosted eight JIT events; in 2017-2018 we held nine events.

In the second year of the program over 156,000 pounds of food were provided for students, valued at over $270,000.  Over 4,500 students participated. 

Volunteer Power

Over 450 students, staff, faculty, and community members volunteered over 1,800 hours for the JIT program in 2017-2018.   If you're interested in volunteering for a 2 hour shift or more please see our volunteer opportunities.


Cooking With Food From Just In Time

Check out recipes using food from the Just In Time pantry