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Pop Up Pantry Provides Fresh Produce

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The ASI Food Pantry provides food and basic necessities at no cost to students in need. Research has shown that it is becoming more challenging for students to juggle the costs of living while in school. The Food Pantry provides food and toiletries at no cost to Sac State students in need and aims to decrease the impact that food insecurities have on the students.

The Pop Up Pantry is a service of the ASI Food Pantry. It was created a few years back with the goal of providing healthier options to students in need. Free produce is provided through a partnership with the Central Downtown Food Basket. Because of the popularity, ASI has expanded the Pop Up Pantry to take place every other Monday on the south green in front of The WELL from 10:30am-1:30pm. Additionally, there will be food demonstrations hosted by peer health educators showing how to use the seasonal ingredients that are given out at the Pop Up Pantry.

2017-2018 dates:

Sept 11, 18, 25

Oct 9, 16, 23

Nov 13, 20, 27

Dec 11

Jan 22

Feb 12, 19, 26

Mar 12, 26

Apr 9, 16, 23

May 14

14 Responses to “Pop Up Pantry Provides Fresh Produce”

  1. Andrea

    Hello, how do you know if your eligible? Do you just have to be a sac state student?

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  2. jackie nguyen

    to participate, i will have to bring my one card that says i’m a student?

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    • Associated Students Inc. at Sac State

      Yes, to access the Pantry you will need your OneCard

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  3. Jezelle Zapanta

    I have a garden at home that I tend to year round. This season I have two persimmon trees and two lemon trees ready to harvest. The amount of fruit I end up with is crazy. Could I donate some fresh fruit to the Pop Up Pantry? I would love to share with my fellow students.

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    • Associated Students Inc. at Sac State

      Thanks, currently we don’t accept fresh produce from home gardens, but will look into this for the future

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    • Associated Students Inc. at Sac State

      Thanks for your message, unfortunately, the Pop Up Pantry is just for current Sac State students.

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  4. Jennifer Rodzianko

    Hello, I am actually a student at another CSU and am wanting to start a pop-up market on our campus. I love your model and am wondering who is a good person that’s involved to contact with questions? Thank you.

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  5. Christal Terry

    Are there any summer pantries? Also, I graduated in during and I’m registered for grad school in the fall. If you have summer pantries… Would I be eligible?

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    • Associated Students Inc. at Sac State

      Hi Christal. Thank you for contacting us. We do have summer Food Pantry hours and they are Tuesdays: 12-4pm and Wednesdays: 10am-2pm. our food pantry is located in Yosemite Hall, Rm 163. In regards to your eligibility, because you are an enrolled student in the Fall you are able to access the Food Pantry.

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