General Food Pantry Information

The University of San Francisco Food Pantry is a resource for currently enrolled USF undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing food insecurity. Students are not expected to pay for the items that they take from the pantry.

The pantry is open every other Friday between 2:30pm - 4:30pm on the following dates for fall 2023:

  • September 1
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • October 13
  • October 27
  • November 10
  • December 1
  • December 8

The pantry is located in the Gleeson Library Atrium. Food and toiletry items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until all items are depleted. Please bring your own reusable bag when visiting the pantry.

If you have any questions, please email or call 415-422-4099.

Food items:

  • Beans
  • Boxed Milk (Almond or Soy)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Jelly
  • Lentils
  • Oatmeal
  • Packaged fruit
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Rice
  • Small snacks, including granola bars and popcorn
  • Soups
  • Spam
  • Tuna

The pantry is only able to provide non-perishable items. Fresh produce is not available at this time. We do not offer items that require refrigeration or have short shelf lives. 


  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Menstrual products (Stayfree Maxi pads and Tampax Pearl Tampons)
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

Food from the USF pantry is intended to serve as a short-term solution. Here are two additional resources that may help you obtain additional food items:

  • CalFresh: A program that provides individuals with an EBT card, which works like a debit card, to purchase food items for free. Get more info.
  • Imperfect Foods: Offers imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, quality dairy, and meat and delivers them to customers for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Get more info.

Check out the Food Insecurity Resource Page for additional resources.

If you are interested in having a conversation with a staff member regarding food resources,  you can connect with Associate Dean of Students, Dr. Dan McPherson, at

Thank you for your interest in supporting the USF food pantry!

We are currently accepting monetary donations for the pantry. More information on how to give can be found on our Donate to the Food Pantry page.