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Triton Food Pantry

The mission of the Triton Food Pantry is to provide a discreet service to UC San Diego students in need of food. Our goals are to ensure that every student has enough energy to get through the day and that no student should give up a single meal for any reason. We aim to build a network of food resources and awareness about food insecurity so that every UC San Diego student has nutritious fuel to achieve academic success.

A service of the Associated Students (AS), the Triton Food Pantry is managed by student pantry managers and interns who provide oversight to the daily operations of the food pantry. These managers and interns also develop programming around meal preparation.The operation is also supported by a set of student volunteers who sign up to help support! 

When Is the Pantry Open?

Both Triton Food Pantries, located at Student Center A (next to The Hub) and Graduate Housing, a.k.a. "OMS" at 3605 Miramar Street, will be open for general operations starting Monday, September 19, 2022 for Fall Quarter 2022, "Week 0" at the below listed days/times.


Who Can Use the Pantry?

Current UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students can utilize the service.

How does the Pantry Work?


What's at The Pantry?

The Triton Food Pantry is in partnership with the San Diego Food Bank and Garden of Eden. At the food pantry, a variety of dried goods, canned goods, and fresh produce are available to students. Items are assigned a point value and any registered student is able to pick up 10 points worth of food per week.

Campus Partners

 Associated Students  Financial Aid Office  Student Philanthropy  Graduate Division,   Council of Provosts
 Center for Student       Involvement  Council of Deans of   Student Affairs  University of California   Office of the President  Executive Vice   Chancellor's Office
 Chancellor's Office  Graduate Student   Association  Vice Chancellor of   Student Affairs  The Hub Basic Needs   Center
 College Councils  University Centers  Housing Dining   Hospitality Services

Find Us

Follow us on Instagram (@tritonfoodpantry) to see locations of our pop-up pantry & other related events/ information. We have two locations, one at Student Center A (across from Uncle's Italian restaurant) and one at Graduate Housing (a.k.a. "OMS," located at 3605 Miramar St.).

Call: (858) 534-5694

Food Delivery

We are saddened to announce that the current 211 Last Mile Delivery Program will NOT continue in 2023. As the partner-wide usage has significantly decreased from last year with on-campus operations fully opening up again, the Last Mile Delivery Program decided to focus their efforts on other growing needs. As of right now, the Triton Food Pantry will not be able to provide deliveries for the next quarter. We apologize for this change and please reach out to  for additional support with food accessibility.

Check out our other Food Accessibility Resources!

Pantry Podcasts

Click the button below to browse through the pantry's podcasts and accompanying Powtoon videos to learn more about what we do!


Meal Ideas With Pantry Items

Click below to see a list of meal ideas you can make with some of the pantry items available to you.


Pantry Staples for College Students

Click below to see a list of pantry items each college student should have in their pantry.


Services Provided

Triton Food Pantry provides a range of services including: care packages, emergency food relief, basic needs events, & various pop-up locations on campus. To request Triton Food Pantry tabling at educational workshops or events, please contact us at


Get Involved

If you’re a UC San Diego Student interested in volunteering with the Triton Food Pantry, please check out our Facebook page for updates and instructions.

Facebook Page


UC San Diego employees can set up recurring gifts through payroll deduction. Campus departments and community partners can support the pantry through food drives with prepackaged foods. You can also come by the pantry during open hours to drop off food items, or departments (on main campus) can email ( to arrange a pickup.