SDSU Imperial Valley Food Pantry

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Mission Statement

Since April 6, 2022, the SDSU-Imperial Valley Food Pantry has been providing nutritious food and snacks for students experiencing food insecurity. Leading to end hunger and further educate students about nutrition through food program referral services and CalFresh information.



Food Pantry Coordinator

Melissa Villarreal
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (760) 768-5595
Student Affairs Front Desk: (760) 768-5502                                                              For appointments:

Follow our pages:  SDSU IV Food Pantry Facebook , SDSU IV Food Pantry Youtube Channel, SDSU IV Food Pantry Instagram & SDSU IV Food Pantry Twitter




 MONDAY: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

FRIDAY: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you can't make it to our hours and you want your food pantry bag please send an email to Melissa Villarreal via email [email protected]   to plan accordingly.

Located in the library, next to the ID Card Office. Please bring a reusable bag if you can.       



1. Thank you First Imperial Credit Union for donating to our program and helping meet our students needs!

ficu donation

2. Thank you for being a part of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the SDSU IV Food Pantry on November 1st, 2022! The SDSU Imperial Valley Food Bank has created the opportunity to provide students with nutritious food, snacks and drinks lowering lower food insecurity, end hunger and further educating students about nutrition through food program referral services. The support from the community for this program is greatly appreciated and helps better serve our students. As we are still growing, your continued support will be important in reaching our goal to increase the food availability and quantity for our students. Thank you again for coming to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the SDSU IV Food Pantry! ❤️ Read the article written about us by SDSU Newscenter
If you are interested in learning more about how to support the SDSU IV Food Pantry. Please contact Melissa Villarreal. Food Pantry Coordinator via email [email protected] or at (760)768-5595. We accept donations!

 ribbon cutting

3. Hello Students, Staff and Faculty, the Food Drive Competition has come to an end. We were able to collect a total of 479 food items. We want to thank everyone who participated as well as Associated Students for sponsoring and hosting the event! Everyone’s donations were greatly appreciated. The purpose of the food drive was for all the students to receive more food before Thanksgiving break. The winners of the first ever SDSU Imperial Valley Food Drive were Dr. Ramos’s Psychology 316 group for the class competition and Student Affairs for the department division!! Congratulations and thank you all again for helping to provide food and snacks for our pantry as we work together to support our students experiencing food insecurity!! 

food drive competition

food drive competition


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On Campus Resources

Resources available on campus

Supporting Basic Needs & Navigating Economics Crisis

Learn Your Options For:                                                                                   Food Resources                                                                                         Housing Services                                                                                     Financial Assistance                                                                           Transportation Support                                                                            Course Material Assistance                                                              Technology Access                                                                                         & More!

You can come into the SDSU IV Food Pantry to receive a hygiene kit once a month and snack packs to go everyday from ECRT. Just remember to bring your Student ID Card.

To schedule an appointment regarding ECRT you can do it through EAB navigate under Student Life & Services or call the number listed below.                                                                                                                          Georgette Astorga                                                                                           Basic Needs Coordinator                                                                               email: [email protected]                                                                       Phone: (760)768-5500                                                                                                                                     

A program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.

To make an appointment send an email to the Calfresh Outreach Student Assistant to see if you qualify.                                                

 Jazmine Torres                                                                                  Calfresh Outreach Student Assistant                                                             email: [email protected]


Resources available in the Imperial Valley

Helps with food for adults and children, Calfresh enrollment, volunteer program and Nutrition Education.

Phone: (760) 370-0966                                                                             486 West Aten Road, Imperial, CA                                                                

Helps with ERA, RRA and Preschool and Daycare. If you are looking to complete hours they have a Volunteer Program.

Phone: (760)357-6875
506 E Fourth Street, Calexico, CA                                        

Helps with shelter, housing, violence prevention, wellness program and legal services. They have a thrift store where they give free clothes to clients and children.

Phone: (760) 353-6922                                                                                 510 W Main St Ste 106, El Centro, CA