CSUB Campus Food Pantry is Offcially Open!

California State University, Bakersfield officially opened its Food Pantry yesterday afternoon. The CSUB Food Pantry, located between The Runner modular building and the Student Union, is now available to campus students, faculty and staff.

A recent study conducted on college and university campuses found that 1 in 10 students experience homelessness and 1 in 5 experience food insecurity. CSUB is committed to serving its students academically, but more importantly the campus is dedicated to improving their overall well-being. The Food Pantry at CSUB will help food insecure students focus on their studies, and not worry where their next meal will come from.

Each visitor is allotted one visit per week and up to 16 points, and can use those points for various items, including:

Side dish or non-food item: Granola bar, canned fruit, full-size toiletry item; Items lasting multiple meals: box of pasta, dry beans and boxed cereal; and one meal: canned soup, Top Ramen and chili.

The Food Pantry will be open at various times, Monday through Friday and will allow students, faculty and staff to pick up the food they need.

Hours of Operation, include the following days and times:

  • Monday      10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday      10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday   10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, please visit: csub.edu/sustainability/food.

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csubpublicaffairs@csub.edu
(661) 654-2136