Give Back

Your monetary contributions can help students experiencing financial emergencies, food insecurity, and mental health crises.

Cal Poly Cares: Student Emergency Fund - This fund supports students who are experiencing unexpected financial emergencies that are impacting their academic success. Donations support grants that go directly to students to pay for tuition, medical expenses, academic supplies, emergency housing, and other critical needs.

Health and Counseling - Donations to Health and Counseling are used for health and well-being outreach and programming; peer educator scholarships and stipends; and mental health awareness.

Food Pantry - Donations ensure all students have access to nutritious meals every day in order to stay focused on their success at Cal Poly. In addition, donations provide students an opportunity to choose from a wide variety of packaged foods, frozen meals, fresh produce and various basic need items, as well as enables the program to purchase more refrigeration and storage. 

To purchase items for the food pantry from our Amazon wishlist, please click here.

Mustang Meal Share: supports students who are experiencing food insecurity by creating an avenue for students to donate money from their dining plan. 

Feed Cal Polygives all students, faculty and staff the opportunity to donate at any Campus Dining venue register to the Cal Poly Basic Needs Initiative to ensure all Mustangs have access to the resources they need to succeed

“Thank you for providing this wonderful service for us students! Your generosity is greatly appreciated.” - Food Pantry recipient

"I want to thank the program for the help. These resources help students like me achieve our dreams and goals." - Cal Poly Cares grant recipient

“Dear Food Pantry Donors, Thank you for helping to support my education[.] I really appreciate the help that was given at this time in my life.” - Food Pantry recipient

"I am thankful for Cal Poly Cares grant, and will one day pay it forward to help students in need like myself." - Cal Poly Cares grant recipient

“My first time here & wow this really helps. Thank you for the generous donations and helping students fuel their mind with food.” - Food Pantry recipient

"I would just like to say thank you to the Cal Poly cares grant and for whoever is funding this grant. I appreciate your support and confidence that this grant will support me to graduate and earn my bachelors." - Cal Poly Cares grant recipient

“Hi Food Pantry Donors, This is my 3rd time here for the past quarter and a half. I just wanted to say thank you again for making it possible to balance my health & well-being while being a full time student.” - Food Pantry recipient



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