The SLO Campus Food Pantry is located next to the bookstore in room 5305. The North County Campus Food Pantry is located in Student Life and Leadership, room N1005 in the new Campus Center.

The pantry is available to all students and the current semester hours are:

SLO Campus - Monday - Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm

NC Campus - Monday - Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm

Closed Fridays

To be eligible for our services, students must be currently enrolled and sign in/out with their student id number. 

We have a variety of food available including: can tuna, oatmeal, granola bars, can beans, soups, cup noodles, peanut butter, quinoa, spaghetti etc. We try to provide as much variety as possible, while sticking to our budget and providing for the basic food needs of our students. Students will be able to take one or two items, so that we have plenty for everyone.


The Cougar Pantry is able to take monetary donations through the Cuesta Foundation.  We are also able to take the following food donations on Mondays between 1:00 & 4:00pm in N1005 and 5301 (next door to the SLO Campus Pantry).:

  1. Mac and Cheese: Dinner boxes and Micro Cups (by box/case)
  2. Various types of Bars by the box (ie Protein, Granola, Nutri Grain etc.)
  3. Can Soup
  4. Can Beans and Meat (ie spam, tuna, refried and black beans)

 Thanks to funding from:

Hungry-Free Campus Support Allocaton (SB 85)

Grant from the City of SLO

Student Equity Funds


Various Cuesta Faculty & Staff donations to Cuesta Foundation's "Food Pantry" Account

Thank you!

Additional Resources

The CaFE Center can provide additional information on campus assistance regarding CalFresh enrollment.  The office is located in room 3142(SLO) and room N3024 (NCC).

Cuesta also hosts a monthly SLO Food Bank distribution. Find out more information about the distribution here.

Cuesta College Student Life & Leadership - San Luis Obispo, Building 5300, in the Student Center                                     
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm    Friday 9am - 3pm  (hours subject to change), Phone: (805)546-3289/Fax: (805)546-3105

Dr. Anthony Gutierrez, Coordinator,
Shannon Piper, Student Center Assistant,
Allison Phelps, Activities Assistant,