Toro Food Pantry

Toro Food Pantry

The mission of the Toro Food Pantry is to assist and support CSUDH students who may experience food challenges, such as skipping one or more meals per day. At no cost, CSUDH students are able to visit one of three food pantries that we have on campus and to receive food distribution that they need. Our goal at CSUDH is to eliminate any food insecurities that students are experiencing on campus.

Basic Needs Distribution Events

The Basic Needs Program will be providing fresh produce and pre-made meals to students who are in need for the Fall 2021 semester. All currently enrolled students must RSVP to our food distribution events on Torolink. Students must RSVP to receive a bag of food. Please see the Fall 2021 food distribution event dates listed below:

  • September 24, 2021
  • October 29, 2021
  • November 19, 2021
  • December 20, 2021

The Toro Food Pantry is currently closed and will open soon.

Who is Eligible?

  • If you are currently a CSUDH undergraduate or graduate student, you are eligible to use the Food Pantry resources.

How Does It Work?

  • Stop by one of our Food Pantry locations to pick up food. It's a quick, simple, and confidential process. The Food Pantry can supply you with supplemental non-perishable items such as canned foods, rice, oatmeal, etc. We also provide basic hygiene products like deodorant, shampoo, and female hygiene products. The Food Pantry is operated in a safe, confidential zone, and without validation of need. There are no restrictions on how many times you can use the Food Pantry or its services.

Pantry Food Donations

Students, staff, faculty, and community members have been incredibly generous in contributing to the Food Pantry’s success. But the work does not stop here! We are still in need of certain items to fill our pantries.

If you would like to donate, please see the list below and drop off items at the Office of Student Life, Housing, or Women’s Resource Center. We can only accept non-perishable food items at the moment. Please think “nutrition” as you purchase donations. Please also check expiration dates!

We prefer pop-up lids for ease of use.


  • One-minute rice
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Cereal (single serving)/Cereal bars
  • Crackers
  • Cup-of-Noodles (not packets)
  • Granola bars


  • Stew
  • Tuna
  • Chicken
  • Spam

Vegetables & Fruit:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned apricots
  • Apple sauce
  • Cranberries
  • Canned fruit in pop-up lids

Other Food Items:

  • Recyclable bags/Ziploc bags
  • Nuts
  • Juice (in single-serving boxes)

Hygiene Items

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Female hygiene products