On-Campus Resources


crate of fruits and vegetables

Campus Resources

Student Food Shelves

SJSU students in need of immediate food assistance have access to a number of small, self-serve "shelves" around the main campus.  At these informal pantries there is no registration process. Students can just stop in and take items as needed. Please click on map for a list of campus pantry locations or see the list below.  

Learn about free and low cost food available on campus by following us on Twitter @SJSU FreeFood 

CHEW (Cooking Healthy, Eating Well)

ChewStudents can sign up for free cooking classes in our new Student Wellness Center. Each cooking class teaches basic cooking skills utilizing affordable ingredients and all participants walk away with free food and useful knowledge. Sign up online. Send your suggestions, questions or comments regarding CHEW classes to sjsudemolab@gmail.com.

Food Shelf Dishes 

We've put together short demonstration videos on creating meals using many of the items commonly found at our food shelf locations. For more information, visit http://www.sjsu.edu/wellness/foodresources/eatingwell/. View information under "Recipes Galore!" section. 

Peer Connections Breakfast Club

Come pick up some quick breakfast goods at Peer Connections and sign up for some assistance with your courses while you are at it! The Breakfast Club is located in Peer Connections, Student Services Center 600, which is directly next to the 10th St. Parking Garage and is open Monday-Friday 10am-1pm.

Student Wellness Center-Food for Thought

Stop by the Wellness Lounge in the afternoon for bagels and more to fuel your brain. The Food for Thought table is located in the Student Wellness Center, Wellness Lounge room 101 and is open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-4pm.  

Freshest Cargo

The Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers' Market is a "farmers' market on wheels" that will be on campus every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm in front of the Student Wellness Center. The truck sells fresh, locally grown produce at an affordable rate for students. They accept cash, credit and CalFresh. They offer market match, a program that matches CalFresh dollars up to $20.  

Just In Time

In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, we will have the Just In Time  program on campus once a month from 10am-11:15am and will have perishable and non-perishable grocery items for students.  For recipe cards using some of the items distributed, click here.

CalFresh Sign-Ups

For students who need help applying to CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps), there are drop-in hours on Tuesdays from 1-2:30pm in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and on Wednesdays from 1-4:30pm in the Student Wellness Center room 101B

Associated Students Community Garden 

Click here to volunteer at the Associated Students Community Garden. Learn how to grow your own food and try some samples while you volunteer.

A.S. Community Garden Hours:
Wednesday 12:00-2:00pm

On-Campus Value Items

Grabbing a meal at an on-campus eatery? Click here to view a list of meals you can get right on campus for $5 or less.

For more information on campus food resources, please contact feedingspartans@sjsu.edu.

For more support with finding resources in the community, please contact Celinda Miranda, Case Manager in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at celinda.miranda@sjsu.edu

Learn more about Counseling and Psychological Services on campus:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Phone: (408) 924-5910
Email: counseling.services@sjsu.edu
Student Wellness Center, Room 300B