Spartan Food Pantry
The Spartan Food Pantry is a walk-in, full-service, staffed, food assistance program
offering non-perishable goods, fresh produce, and refrigerated items to eligible students.
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.
- Monday 11AM-4PM
- Tuesday 11AM-3PM
- Wednesday 11AM-3PM
Diaz Compean Student Union (exterior entrance across from Engineering Rotunda). Please maintain social distancing from others including from our staff/volunteers.
- Experiencing Hunger/Food Insecurity
- Registered for Spring 2021
- Must bring Tower ID Card
- Must earn a gross annual income of $29,986* or less (no documentation required)
How Spartan Food Pantry Works
Step 1: Check In
- Maintain social distancing. Only come if you are healthy.
- Complete the Spartan Food Pantry Intake & Agreement Form (this can be done in advance or via scanning a QR code on your personal phone on site). Must be completed before the first visit of each academic semester.
Check in (staff scan your SJSU Tower ID card verifying you are currently enrolled). Staff will ask and record your name, address, family size, first per month, and if it's a repeat visit. (Some questions are for USDA reporting purposes).
Step 2: Shop
- Shop for items within our zones. All items are based on availability. We'll let you know if there are any limits per zone on that day.
- Zone 1 (Fresh Produce)
Zone 2 (Multiple Use)
Zone 3 (Cool Zone)
Zone 4 (Single Use)
Zone 5 (Toiletries)
- For health reasons no swapping items; only touch what you will take.
- Some high-demand items have quantity limits so we can ensure all students get an opportunity to select. Some grant-purchased items are limited to the eligible student (not family use). Always ask if you need more of any item, remembering you can return each calendar week.
Step 3: Check Out
- Bag items (in re-usable bag you've brought). Staff may need to review items upon request.
We highly encourage students to ask a staff member or look online if they don't know how to prepare a food.
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*Income limits are set by US Government at 235% of the Federal Poverty Line. $2,499 monthly for individuals of a household of 1; add $877 per additional household member. Please ask if you have questions.