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About the ASI Cougar Pantry

The Cougar Pantry serves all CSUSM students in an effort to decrease food insecurity. The pantry stocks a variety of dry and canned goods, produce, refrigerated items, hygiene products, diapers, and more.

🛒 Each currently enrolled CSUSM student can visit the ASI Cougar Pantry once a week to receive food and other supplies! No appointments needed, just stop by and stock up on what you need for FREE.

  • Location: Commons 104 (next to University Store)
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Directions From the University Student Union

  1. When leaving the USU - head towards the Craven Rotunda.
  2. Go through the circle, towards the Tukwut statue, and up the stairs.
  3. Turn right at the top of the stairs and follow the hallway to a set of double doors.
  4. Once outside again, turn left and head through the double doors.
  5. Once inside again, turn right and you'll find the Pantry is on the left-hand side.

Directions From Lot E (Accessible Route)

  1. Park in one of the designated ASI Cougar Pantry shopper spots or one of the 30-minute spots.
  2. Head Northwest towards the University Bookstore.
  3. Once in front of it, turn right and proceed through the double doors.
  4. Once inside, turn left and continue until you find the ASI Cougar Pantry on your right.

Directions From Markstein Hall

  1. Head West towards Science Hall 1.
  2. Proceed West past Campus Coffee and down the outdoor stairs located on the South side of Commons.
  3. At the bottom of the stairs, turn right and then make another right through the double doors.
  4. Once inside, turn left and continue until you find the ASI Cougar Pantry on your right.
CalFresh

Qualifying students can apply for CalFresh, the largest food program in California, for monthly food benefits.