The Food Resource Center (FRC) is a full-service stop for food and gardening resources. The space houses the food pantry, a student work and lounge space, the garden coordinator office and a library focused on all things food, including food systems issues, how to grow food and how to cook it. All Pacificans are welcome to use the space.


Pacific Food Pantry

The Pacific Food Pantry is a resource for members of the Pacific community experiencing food insecurity. The pantry provides non-perishable items, grocery store gift cards and fresh produce to Pacificans in need. The food pantry relies on generous support from donors and organizations including the United Way of San Joaquin County. 

The resources below are available to eligible students at no cost. Please bring a reusable bag and your student ID when picking up food.

Pantry pickup

The physical Food Pantry is located on the Stockton Campus, Food Resource Center in Communications Building Room 10. Please enter through the glass door by the Robb Garden. Garden produce will be delivered on Tuesday afternoons.

Spring Semester Hours

Jan. 4 – May 9: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Closed on university holidays


Fresh produce pickup

For freshly harvested produce, visit the Ted & Chris Robb Garden every Tuesday as the seasons allow. This is a donation-based program open to Pacificans and the community. 

Garden Markets to resume in March, on Tuesdays from 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Virtual Food Pantry

The Virtual Food Pantry is available to Sacramento and San Francisco students who do not have access to the physical pantry on the Stockton campus.

Donate to the food pantry

The Pacific Food Pantry is entirely reliant on the generosity of individuals, employee donation programs, grants and corporate gifts. We are incredibly grateful for donations of any size.

The Pantry has received support from United Way of Stockton, TIAA employee donation, Stockton Grocery Outlet Bargain Market and Capstone Development Partners.

students picking out food from food pantry

How to donate food and hygiene items

Food can be dropped at blue donation bins in Mail Services or dropped at the Pantry when it is open. To make large donations of food items please email Jessica Bilecki or Sustaining Pacific to arrange for pick-up.

Frequently Needed Items

  • Canned chicken/tuna
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Spam
  • Nuts
  • Protein/Granola bars
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned or dried fruit
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Gluten-free and vegan items
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Oil

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Floss
  • Menstrual pads
  • Tampons
  • Lotion
  • Face wash