Food Pantry

Cal Poly Food Pantry

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. Cal Poly community members can choose from a wide variety of packaged and canned foods, fresh produce, frozen meals, and personal hygiene products. 


Campus Health & Wellbeing
Building 27, Room 10, Lower Level (Health Education/PULSE office)
Phone: 805-756-1045

Hours for Cal Poly Students

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM; Wednesdays, 8:30AM - 9:00PM
The Food Pantry is re-stocked throughout the week with the largest delivery typically taking place on Wednesday mornings. At this time, the Pantry experiences an influx in student use and it is recommend to visit the Pantry before or after that time on Wednesdays.

Hours for Cal Poly Employees

Fridays 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Accessing the Cal Poly Food Pantry

All students are welcome to access the Food Pantry! Please be ready to show your "Green Campus Pass." Students without a Green campus pass are still welcome to use the Food Pantry, but a grocery bag will be made for them with their preferences as they will not be allowed to physically access the space.
“This program makes me feel like Cal Poly cares not only about my academics, but my health and well-being.”

Partnerships with the Food Pantry


Where does the food come from?


Volunteer Opportunities with the Food Pantry

Every Wednesday, we rely on our thriving volunteer community to assist in the restocking and tidying of the Cal Poly Food Pantry. Nearly 1000 lbs of food is ordered weekly to ensure every Mustang has timely access to food on campus.

Click here to donate food to the pantry's from our Amazon Wishlist:

Contact the Food Pantry

Kari Howell, Basic Needs Coordinator:

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