SJSU Cares

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SJSU offers a number of resources and services on campus to help you deal with situations and issues outside of the classroom that may take away from your academic success. Some of those services include mentoringcounselinghealth and wellness, and public safety assistance. We also offer a coordinated response to students, matriculated in regular sessions programs who are experience an unforeseen economic crisis which is impacting their ability to be a successful student.


Summer Food Resources Near SJSU


Antioch Baptist Church, 268 East Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 295-0066, Fax (408) 295-9536, E-mail:

Food distributed on Friday’s

Have to register at 9 am and food is distributed at 12 noon

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 283-8100

Offer a “mail service” for anyone who is homeless or needs a safe place to receive their mail

Offer small lunch (sandwich and water) Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 12 noon and 1:30 – 5 pm

Cityteam San Jose Dining Hall, 1174 Old Bayshore Hwy, San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 288-2153

Serving dinner at 5 p.m. to men, women and children

Emmanuel House, 405 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

A men’s shelter but all are welcome for lunch from 12:15 pm to 1 pm (Mon. – Sat.) and dinner 5:15 – 6 pm (except Sundays)

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 374 S. 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 292-5404; Email -; Fax: (408) 297-8748

COME Food and Clothing Distribution: Tuesday (open to residents in zip codes 95112, 95113, 95116, 95122 and 95133) Wednesdays (open to all regardless of zip code) 1 to 3:30 pm and Thursdays 6 to 8 pm (open to residents in zip codes 95112, 95113, 95116, 95122 and 95133)

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley, 602 E. Santa Clara, San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 445-3400

Fresh produce available 3rd Friday of the month from 12 to 2 p.m.

Loaves & Fishes Goodwill Silicon Valley, 1080 North 7th, San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 998-5774

Meals are served Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Martha’s Kitchen, 311 Willow, San Jose, CA 95110

Phone:  (408) 293-6111 Website:

SJSU students are welcome on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. to receive a hot meal and study in the facility.

Sacred Heart Community Services, 1381 South First Street, San Jose, CA

Phone: 408.916.5053 or (408) 278-2160

We offer two food programs: a three-day supplemental supply of groceries and an assortment of food for homeless customers that requires no prep or cooking. Customers can receive food twice a month (once time between 1st and 14th, and again between 15th and end of month), and may access additional produce once a week.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays: 9 am to 4 pm;

Tuesdays 9 am to 6 pm;

Fridays 9 am to 12 noon

The pantry serves zip codes 95008, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95116, 95117, 95118, 95120, 95123, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95128, and 95136, and homeless individuals.

Salvation Army, 359 North Fourth Street, San Jose, CA

Food pantry open – Tues, Wed, Thurs 8-11:30 am and 1-2:30 pm and Friday, 8-12 noon

Need to bring ID for all adults in home, birth certificate for children and a utility bill indicating address

Santa Maria Urban Ministry, 778 S. Almaden, San Jose, CA

Phone: 408-292-3314, Contact: Alfonso Mendez

Food Distribution on Monday – Friday 9-11:45 am; need to bring their own bags

Bring SJSU Student ID for eligibility


Economic or Financial Assistance

If you're an SJSU student who is experiencing an unforeseen economic crisis, SJSU may be able to help identify and connect you to resources.

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Emergency Assistance
Have you had an unexpected emergency, such as a fire, flood, identity theft or burglary?

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Food Assistance
Are you skipping meals as a result of not having enough money?

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Housing Assistance
Are you without housing or in serious risk of losing your housing?

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Medical Assistance
Are you lacking access to appropriate health care resources or health insurance?


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