Cal Poly Food Pantry
Student hunger is a growing concern at all colleges around the country. At Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, together with the help from several generous donors, we are working to resolve this observed need.
The Food Pantry is a part of the Cal Poly Hunger Program which ensures that all students have access to nutritious meals every day in order to stay focused on their success at Cal Poly. The Food Pantry is a short-term service that is here to assist students who are experiencing food insecurity due to a financial struggle. Thanks to our generous donors, students can choose from a wide variety of packages and canned foods, frozen meals, and personal hygiene products. Health Education can also connect students with other resources if their needs are more demanding.
The Food Pantry was created out of a need identified by faculty and staff who were seeing an increased number of students going hungry and without the means to purchase basic food and supplies. Any students can choose from a wide variety of packaged and canned foods, frozen meals, and personal hygiene products. Students can also obtain a meal voucher and confidential counseling support services.
“This program makes me feel like Cal Poly cares not only about my academics, but my health and well-being.”
Am I frequently experiencing hunger?
Has my financial situation recently changed?
Have my living expenses increased?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions and feel that you are experiencing hunger, please consider coming to the Cal Poly Food Pantry.
The Food Pantry
Food Pantry Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
The Pantry is located in the Lower Level of the Health Center at the PULSE office.
Amazon Donation Wish List:
Click here to donate food to the pantry.
The Cal Poly Hunger Program
This program is designed for students experiencing short-term hunger and financial needs. If a student is experiencing on-going hardships, please contact our Dean of Students Office for additional counseling and resources.
For additional support, please contact:
Joy Pedersen, Assistant Dean of Students
Look here for more information about The Cal Poly Hunger Program.