Basic Needs

Group of four students pose for picture. Basic Needs provides valuable resources such as the Warrior Food Pantry and CalFresh that provide relief to students who are experiencing food insecurity. Although the definition of the term, 'basic needs' varies across institutions, the reality is hunger and homelessness now affects all individuals, including college students. The Basic Needs program is housed in the Student Services Building in room 145.

Welcome Back!

Winter Hours in effect beginning January 2nd, 2020.

Donate to the Warrior Food Pantry

You can make a difference in the life of a student by donating to the Campus Cares Food Insecurity and Emergency Fund. You can also help by donating an item from our Amazon Wishlist.
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Sign up for Basic Needs Alerts

Receive updates about the Food Distribution on your mobile device by text and/or email!

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Our Mission

We are a collaborative effort of campus and community-based programs located at Stanislaus State with the goal to improve student success through the provision of supplemental food and nutritious meals. We do this by assisting students gain access to CalFresh, USDA food benefit assistance and by providing referral services to students experiencing food insecurity, displacement, and or homelessness. Many of the relief services are made possible by partnerships with community partners, including the California Faculty Association and United Samaritans Foundation.

Basic Needs Committee

Two female students and a male student smile.The Student Basic Needs Committee collaborates on addressing issues that are barriers to student success both inside and outside the classroom, including food and housing insecurity. This committee will develop programs with key elements that ensure a significant, sustainable, and active program presence for students.

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Volunteer with the Food Distribution!

Help fight student hunger on campus by volunteering at our Food Distribution events. Volunteering is open to faculty, staff and students!

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