The SLO Campus Food Pantry is located next to the bookstore in room 5305. The North County Campus Food Pantry is located in Student Life and Leadership, room N1005 in the new Campus Center.
The pantry is available to all students and the current semester hours are:
SLO Campus - Monday - Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm
NC Campus - Monday - Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm
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