Spartan Food Pantry
COVID-19 Business Operations Update: All SJSU Cares, Case Management, and Spartan Food Pantry operations are still available. Updates will be posted on our social media @SJSUFoodPantry on IG, FB, & Twitter.
The Spartan Food Pantry is a full-service, staffed, at SJSU offering non-perishable goods, fresh produce, and refrigerated items.
No student should have to face food insecurity. We define those in need as students who have limited or uncertain access to nutritious and safe foods because of a lack of money and other resources.
- Please check our Instgram post & stories [for the latest as hours in coming days/weeks might adjust quickly.
Location: Diaz Compean Student Union (exterior entrance across from Engineering Rotunda). We are hosting outdoor food distribution so please maintain social distancing from others in line as well as staff/volunteers.
- Experiencing Hunger/Food Insecurity
- Must be currently enrolled or future enrolled SJSU student who has had prior enrollment
- Must bring Tower ID Card and reusable grocery bags
- Must earn a gross annual income of $33,348* or less (no documentation required)
Food Distribution Steps
Step 1: Check In
- Maintain social distancing when in line. Only come if you are healthy.
- Check in (staff scan your SJSU Tower ID card verifying you are currently enrolled)
- Scan QR code on your personal phone and complete the Spartan Food Pantry Intake & Agreement Form. This is completed on the first visit of each academic semester. Note that some days might be limited to previous pantry users who already have a SFP SP20 sticker on their card.
Step 2: Receive Items
- Inform staff member if you have allergies or do not eat meat.
- Students will receive a pre-packed allotment of food. Food varies, but will typically include items such as grains, pasta, beans, sauce, oil, milk, eggs, bag of produce, and frozen meat.
- All items are based on availability. For health reasons no swapping or returns.
- If you are in need of toiletries please let a staff member know.
We highly encourage students to look online if they don't know how to prepare a food. SJSU Wellness & Health Promotion has an excellent website about Eating Well on a Budget that helps provide cooking tips, videos, and recipes.
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*Income limits are set by US Government at 275% of the Federal Poverty Line. $2,862 monthly for individuals of a household of 1; add $1,013 per additional household member. Please ask if you have questions.