Students face increasing challenges while juggling the costs of living, working, and obtaining their degrees. Many find themselves choosing between basic essentials, such as food and toiletries, and the required costs of tuition, fees, and books.
The ASI Food Pantry provides food and toiletries at no cost to Sac State students in need. Students who have limited resources may visit the pantry once each week with their valid Sac State student OneCard. The pantry operates on a point system, where students who lack access to food have up to 16 points per week to use. Items are separated into three categories – side dishes or non-food items, single meals, and items lasting multiple meals – allowing students to obtain a variety of items during their weekly visit.
The pantry relies on donations from members of the greater Sac State community and local businesses. Those interested in donating or volunteering can visit the ASI website for more details about how to support this new initiative.