Effective March 24: The Cougar Food Pantry is available from 10 am – 1 pm, Monday – Friday, on both campuses in the following locations:
- SLO Campus: Library, Building 3200
- NC Campus: Cuesta College Police Department, N1021, Campus Center 1st Floor – please call (805) 546-3205 for assistance.
Cougar Food Pantry Emergency Food Grant Request The Cougar Food Pantry is able to provide students with emergency food purchasing abilities, regardless of where they live. The purpose is to be able to provide students with e-card access to a local grocery store or home delivery service. The online grant request form is available now.
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. Students will be able to take one or two items, so that we have plenty for everyone.
The Cougar Pantry is able to take monetary donations through the Cuesta Foundation. We are also able to take the following food donations on Mondays between 1:00 & 4:00pm in N1005 and 5301 (next door to the SLO Campus Pantry).:
- Mac and Cheese: Dinner boxes and Micro Cups (by box/case)
- Various types of Bars by the box (ie Protein, Granola, Nutri Grain etc.)
- Can Soup
- Can Beans and Meat (ie spam, tuna, refried and black beans)
Thanks to funding from:
Hungry-Free Campus Support Allocaton (SB 85)
Grant from the City of SLO
Student Equity Funds
ASCC (student government)
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 $150 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. Email email@example.com to find out your eligibility and apply for CalFresh today. CalFresh Outreach at Cal Poly has drop-in hours at Cal Poly every week and they can schedule private appointments either in person or via video call.
Cuesta College Student Life & Leadership - San Luis Obispo, Building 5300, in the Student Center
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm Friday 9am - 3pm (hours subject to change)
firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (805)546-3289/Fax: (805)546-3105
Dr. Anthony Gutierrez, Coordinator, email@example.com
Shannon Piper, Student Center Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Phelps, Activities Assistant, email@example.com