Give Assistance

You can help support SJSU Cares by donating food and toiletries, donating money, volunteering your time, or helping spread the word by giving a presentation.


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 by purchasing food/supplies in bulk and providing 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.

Donate Today

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

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

Case Management and SJSU Cares Programs and Services Fund: Case Management/SJSU Cares fund that helps assist with broader operational needs, provides more flexibility in ways to assist our students.



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. 

Volunteer positions help keep our Spartan Food Pantry running by assisting with tasks such as stocking/inventory management, student check-in/out, compost trips, etc. 

1) View Opportunities & Sign Up is easy using a Google/gmail account. Use the Volunteer Selection link to find a volunteer spot that you can fulfill. Clicking SAVE will reserve your spot & place it on your Google calendar automatically. That is your confirmation; we do not send additional confirmations or reminders. We anticipate seeing you at the time/date you select.

2) Complete our volunteer waiver agreement online as soon as you sign up.

General questions can be sent to

Help Spread the Word

Help us reach more students in need and spread the call for volunteers! 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!