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Food Resources at Cuesta

Cougar Food Pantry
Location (SLO Campus):
Building 5100 (Cafeteria)
Room 5104B
Phone: (805) 546-3289

Location (NC Campus):
Building N1000 Room N1005
Phone: (805) 591-4301

Step 1: Check hours of operation and visit either campus location

Eligibility: To be eligible for our services, students must be currently enrolled and sign in/out with their student id number. 

Service: We have a variety of food available including snacks (fruit cups, granola bars, snack nuts, and more) and meal components (soup cups, pasta, bread, canned vegetables). Students can take up to two separate items per day, so that we have plenty for everyone. 

Food Bank Distribution
SLO Campus 3:00pm – 5:00pm 
Parking Lot #2 

North County Campus: 3:00pm – 5:00pm 
Parking Lot #2 

For questions please call the Student Life and Leadership Office at (805) 546-3289 


Step 1: Students and community members go to either SLO or North County campus locations on the scheduled dates for pick up. 

Eligibility: Participants must be at least 18 years old and must certify that they meet USDA income guidelines by signing in. NO ID or proof of income is required to participate. 

Service: One bag of pantry food and one bag of fresh produce is provided for free.


Basic Needs Office

SLO Building 5100 (Cafeteria) 
Room 5104B

Hours (SLO): 
9AM-4PM Mon, Thurs, Fri

9AM-6PM Tues

Hours (NCC):

9AM-6PM Wednesday


Step 1: Apply for Basic Needs Support

Students can go to either location on the SLO or North County campus to access supplies 

Eligibility: Enrolled Cuesta students experiencing insufficient housing, food, hygiene products, or otherwise not having their basic needs met. 

Service: Free Hygiene products (soap, toothbrush/tooth paste, comb, brush, soap, towels, cotton balls, first aid kits, chap stick & Kleenex), scarf, hats, backpacks, laundry soap, menstruation products, gift cards to fast food restaurants (limited).