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Triton Food Pantry

The mission of the Triton Food Pantry is to provide a discreet service to UCSD students in need of food. Our goals are to ensure that every student has enough energy to get through the day and that no student should give up a single meal for any reason. We aim to build a network of food resources and awareness about food insecurity so that every UCSD student has nutritious fuel to achieve academic success.

A service of the Associated Students, The Triton Food Pantry is managed by student pantry managers and interns who provide oversight to the daily operations of the food pantry. The operation is also supported by a set of student volunteers who sign up to help support. These managers and interns also develop programming around meal preparation.

Hours of Operation

Fall Quarter Hours of Operation:

Mondays: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. 

Tuesdays: 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. 

Wednesdays: 11:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. 

Thursdays: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Fridays: 11:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. 

Student Pantry Managers update hours of operation each quarter.

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Who Can Use the Pantry

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

What's 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. Items are assigned a point value and any registered student is able to pick up 10 points worth of food per week.

Services Provided

Triton Food Pantry provides a range of services including: care packages, meal vouchers, meal preparation sessions, food demonstrations, and pop-up pantry tabling.

To request Triton Food Pantry tabling at educational workshops and/or events, please contact us at foodpantry@ucsd.edu.

Get Involved

If you’re a UC San Diego Student interested in volunteering with the Triton Food Pantry, please sign up.

Give

Individuals interested in supporting the Food Pantry, please visit our Online Giving Link. Anyone is able to give through a debit or credit card. UC San Diego Employees can also set up recurring gifts through payroll deduction as well.

Campus departments and community partners are able to support the Triton Food Pantry through food drives with prepackaged foods. You can come by the pantry during open hours to drop off food items. UCSD campus departments located on the main campus can also arrange for a pickup by contacting: foodpantry@ucsd.edu.

Campus Partners

The success and operation of the Triton Food Pantry would not be made possible without our gracious supporters, sponsors and donors.

  • Associated Students
  • Center for Student Involvement
  • Chancellor’s Office
  • College Councils
  • Council of Deans of Student Affairs
  • Executive Vice Chancellor’s Office
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Graduate Division, Council of Provosts
  • Housing Dining Hospitality Services
  • University Centers
  • University of California Office of the President
  • Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs