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Donations & Volunteering

The ASI Food Pantry exists to provide food and basic necessities at no cost to Sac State students in need. The Food Pantry aims to decrease the impact that food insecurities have on the academic success of Sac State students.

The ASI Food Pantry operates almost entirely on donations from the community. We also need support from student volunteers to keep the Pantry stocked and running smoothly. Below you will find opportunities to give back and support the Pantry.


If you are an individual or small group looking for community service hours, the ASI Food Pantry would love to have your help! This particular sign up form is for “In-Pantry” volunteer opportunities.


Make A Donation

The ASI Food Pantry operates almost entirely on donations from the community. You can drop off your donations from 9:00am – 5:00pm (Monday-Friday) in the ASI Hot Spot (first floor of the WELL).

Current Donation Wish List
Needs Wish List Personal Care Items
Cereal Toothbrushes
Pasta Toothpaste
Rice and Quinoa Shampoo
Dry Beans and Lentils Conditioner
Oatmeal Deodorant
Canned Fruit Toilet paper
Fruit spread/ Jelly Feminine Hygiene items
Canned goods (vegetables, fruit, beans, refried beans, soup, etc.)


Please think of nutritional value when making a donation. The ASI Food Pantry would like to try and stay away from processed, high-sugar, and low-quality food items.

Open, expired and/or used items will not be accepted as we must remain in compliance with the county environmental management department.


Currently, we don’t have a way to make online donations.

All cash donations can be made at the ASI Student shop on the 3rd Floor of Sequoia Hall. Checks should be made payable to Associated Students, Inc. with the memo: ASI Food Pantry Donation.

If you wish to mail your check, please send to

Reuben Greenwald
Associated Students, Inc. at Sac State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6011

Start a Food Collection Drive

For campus departments or community organizations interested in hosting a one-time or ongoing collection drive, please email foodpantrymarketing@csus.edu

We can provide on-campus departments with marketing assistance and collection bins