Update April 21,2020
The ASI Cougar Pantry will be ultilizing the specific safety measures during mobile
distributions. You can find those guidelines here.
Update April 17, 2020
ASI Cougar Pantry distributions for all CSUSM students resume Wednesday, April 22
from 10AM - 1PM (while supplies last) in the UVA parking lot, Lot O.
In order to support the health and safety of our staff and campus community, we are
eliminating the shopping model.
This will be a “drive-through" distribution. Here’s how it works:
- Grab a face covering before you leave your home.
- Drive up to Lot O.
- Turn right into the lot.
- Put on your face covering.
- Stop at check-in and roll down your window.
- Tell us your student ID number & how many people you’re shopping for.
- If there’s more than one student in your car or if you have dietary restrictions,
let us know.
- Pull forward and open your trunk.
- An ASI member will place pre-bagged groceries in your trunk and close it.
- Head on home and load up your pantry!
With this no-touch service, attendees will not be permitted to exit your vehicle in
If you live in @csusm_housing, please check your email for specific instructions.
Updated: April 9, 2020 at 3:15 pm
There will be no ASI Cougar Pantry distributions next week (April 13-17).
Under the guidance of the state and county, we will be doing our part to to stay at
home and limit all outings, including grocery shopping. It is critical that we help
flatten the curve health and that we continue to keep the safety of CSUSM students
Moving forward, our hope is to hold mobile distributions once per week starting on
Wednesday, April 22. These will be held as a drive-through only. A member of the ASI
team will place pre-bagged groceries directly in your trunk. If you have food allergies/restrictions
please let us know when you drive up for a special bag.
As regulations continue to change rapidly, please check back on April 19th for more
Designated for students, CalFresh is USDA funded program, designed to allow you to
live a healthy lifestyle. As you learn to budget and balance your busy schedule, let
CalFresh be the tool you used to stretch your food budget for fruits and vegetables.
Those that qualify can utilize this service in addition to the ASI Cougar Pantry as
an additional food resoures. Learn more about CalFresh!
The Cougar Pantry serves all CSUSM students in an effort to decrease food insecurity
on campus. The pantry stocks a variety of dry and canned goods, limited produce, milk,
and toiletries. A service and initiative of the ASI Board of Directors, the Cougar
Pantry is managed by a team of students, interns, volunteers, and staff.
Each currently enrolled, CSUSM student can visit the pantry once a week with no appointment
OR make an appointment online. To utilize the pantry, we just ask that we scan your CSUSM student ID and
that you bring a reusable bag to carry your goods.
STILL interested in other ways to help?