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Triton Food Pantry

Our campus has taken direct actions to increase food security for UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students through the creation of a spectrum of food resources for students to explore! This means having the availability of nutritionally adequate and culturally reflective safe foods, ability to acquire such foods in a dignified way, and accessibility to prepare meals.


Both Triton Food Pantries, located at Student Center A (next to The Hub) and Graduate Housing, a.k.a. "OMS" at 3605 Miramar Street, will be open for general operations at the below listed days/times.



if you are in need of emergency Basic Needs Assistance, including food security,

visit the pantry or fill out a Basic Needs Assistance Form for further assistance.



Who Can Use the Pantry? 

Current UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students can utilize the service.

How does the Pantry Work? 

Items are assigned a point value and any registered student is able to pick up 15 points worth of food per week.

15points.jpgWhat's Available at the Pantry? 

The Triton Food Pantry is in partnership with the San Diego Food Bank and Garden of Eden. At the food pantry, a variety of dried goods, canned goods, and fresh produce are available to students.

How do I know if myself and/or my fellow student friends might be having food security challenges?

  • Do you or friends anticipate missing a meal this week?
  • Are you or friends deciding between buying a book or buying food?
  • Is finding transportation to affordable and culturally reflective grocery stores causing stress for not being able to eat on your ideal budget?
  • Then, come take a visit to the pantry! We're here for you.

Find Us

Follow us on Instagram (@tritonfoodpantry) to see locations of our pop-up pantry & other related events/ information. We have two locations, one at Student Center A (across from Uncle's Italian restaurant) and one at Graduate Housing (a.k.a. "OMS," located at 3605 Miramar St.).

Call: (858) 534-5694

Food Delivery

We are saddened to announce that the current 211 Last Mile Delivery Program will NOT continue in 2023. As the partner-wide usage has significantly decreased from last year with on-campus operations fully opening up again, the Last Mile Delivery Program decided to focus their efforts on other growing needs. As of right now, the Triton Food Pantry will not be able to provide deliveries for the next quarter. We apologize for this change and please reach out to  for additional support with food accessibility.

Check out our other Food Accessibility Resources!

Pantry Podcasts

Click the button below to browse through the pantry's podcasts and accompanying Powtoon videos to learn more about what we do!


Meal Ideas With Pantry Items

Click below to see a list of meal ideas you can make with some of the pantry items available to you.


Pantry Staples for College Students

Click below to see a list of pantry items each college student should have in their pantry.


Services Provided

Triton Food Pantry provides a range of services including: care packages, emergency food relief, basic needs events, & various pop-up locations on campus. To request Triton Food Pantry tabling at educational workshops or events, please contact us at


Get Involved

If you’re a UC San Diego Student interested in volunteering with the Triton Food Pantry, please check out our Facebook page for updates and instructions.

Facebook Page


UC San Diego employees can set up recurring gifts through payroll deduction. Campus departments and community partners can support the pantry through food drives with prepackaged foods. You can also come by the pantry during open hours to drop off food items, or departments (on main campus) can email ( to arrange a pickup.