Summer 2022: The food pantry is closed. Please check SLO County Food Bank food locator for food resources throughout the county.
Fall 2022 Update: The Cougar Food Pantry is available in the following locations starting August 15:
- SLO Campus: Room 5305 (Student Center) Monday -Thursday 10am - 2pm
- NC Campus: N1005, Campus Center 1st Floor Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 2pm
Please check SLO County Food Bank for updates on food resource availability in your neighborhood or call 805-238-4664.
To be eligible for our services, students must be currently enrolled and sign in/out with their student id number. We have a variety of food available including: can tuna, oatmeal, granola bars, can beans, soups, cup noodles, peanut butter, quinoa, spaghetti etc. We try to provide as much variety as possible, while sticking to our budget and providing for the basic food needs of our students.
The Cougar Pantry is able to take monetary donations through the Cuesta Foundation.
Thanks to funding from:
Hungry-Free Campus Support Allocation (SB 85)
ASCC (student government)
Student Equity Funds
Various Cuesta Faculty & Staff donations to Cuesta Foundation's "Food Pantry" Account
The Cougar Food Pantry is also collaborating with Cal Poly, SLO to provide additional assistance with CalFresh enrollment. Could you use extra money to buy groceries? CalFresh, formerly known as Food Stamps, is a free nutrition assistance program that gives an average of $204 per month to eligible students to help buy groceries! CalFresh dollars come to you in the form of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which looks similar to a debit card and can be used at many grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Find out your eligibility and apply for CalFresh today by visiting www.calfreshcalpoly.org to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you! Our team is here to help!
Cuesta College Student Life & Leadership - San Luis Obispo, Building 5300, in the Student Center
Dr. Anthony Gutierrez, Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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