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Individual food/toiletry donations can be made at the Spartan Food Pantry during operational hours.  See our donation guide for more information. 


Fiscal donations sometimes can help us make a bigger impact.  From purchasing food/supplies in bulk to more flexibility in use depending on the case-by-case student emergency.  If you are able to make a one time or recurring online donation please give today to one or both of the options below.

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Spartan Food Pantry Operating Fund - SJSU Cares fund which helps support general operations such as supplemental food, staffing, and administrative supplies.

Student Hunger Fund - Created by the Student Hunger Committee this fund has permitted us to purchase food in bulk for food shelves in the past, now it continues to help with purchasing supplemental items that we don't get donated.

Student Crisis Support Fund - SJSU Cares fund that builds upon the funding provided by many units at SJSU.  Helps provide emergency support for housing, medical, and other needs.




Help us help Spartans! SJSU Cares depends on the many volunteers from campus and the community to help provide support to SJSU's students in need. We need volunteers each month at our Just In Time mobile food pantry.

Soon we'll need volunteers at our permanent, on campus Spartan Food Pantry! (Check back for the link to volunteer)



Help Spread the Word

Help us reach more students in need and spread the call for volunteers - request a presentation. To request a presentation about SJSU Cares' programs, resources and services for your class, department, club or organization, complete our presentation request form

Please submit your request as far in advance as possible and allow 4-5 business days for a response. Thank you!



Swipe Out Hunger

SJSU has joined the national campaign to help Swipe Out Hunger at SJSU; sometimes that means just donating or requesting a few meals in the commons.