The Pantry will be housed in the basement of Freeborn Hall, Room 21, and will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm and Monday through Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Students must only present a valid UC Davis ID Card in order to take up to three meals (or items) per day. The staff at The Pantry will never record any personal information about the students, and will strive to ensure that every student visiting the Pantry or utilizing its services will retain a high level of anonymity.
mission statement: The mission of The Pantry is to aid UC Davis students in their pursuit of higher education by ensuring that no student ever has to miss a meal or go without basic necessities due to Financial reasons.
goals: To provide non-perishable, high protein food for UC Davis students struggling to pay for meals. To provide UC Davis students with basic necessities such as toiletries, soap, toothbrushes, etc. in order to live a dignified life while working to obtain a UC Davis degree.
background info: The Pantry project is a direct response to the growing need among the UC Davis student population for more aid and resources to help offset the Financial burden of the current economic climate in combination with rising fees, textbook costs, and living expenses. It is becoming increasingly difficult for students to juggle the costs of living while working to obtain a University degree, and thus many students are finding themselves choosing between basic essentials such as food and toilet paper and the required costs of college. It is for this reason that The Pantry has been established to help offset these financial burdens and ensure that students may continue on to successfully complete and obtain their degrees from the University of California, Davis.