Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the Basic Needs Office! There are multiple ways to contribute. See below for details.

The CSUN Basic Needs Office greatly appreciates all monetary donations made in any amount. All proceeds go towards our operations and helping students benefit from our food security and housing stability programs.

To contribute directly to CSUN with a Heart Basic Needs, please visit the Give to CSUN page, selecting Student Affairs from the “Which Area?” drop down menu and CSUN with a Heart from the “Which Fund?” drop down menu. If you are looking to donate a larger amount and would like to speak with a staff member first, please reach out via email. Our staff contact information can be found on the About Us page.

Physical donations for the CSUN Food Pantry are welcomed and greatly appreciated. We accept canned and dry goods. See below for wish list items by category.

Canned Food:

  • Low Sodium Soup
  • Vegetable
  • Chicken
  • Beans
  • Fruits
  • Fish

Other Food:

  • Fruit spreads
  • Peanut butter
  • Tomato sauce
  • Breakfast shake

Dry Packed Food:

  • Oatmeal cereal items
  • Low sugar cereal
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Rice a Roni
  • Health bar
  • Beans
  • Pasta
  • Rice

Hygiene Items:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry pods
  • Body lotion
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Soap bars
  • Razor

Donations are accepted by appointment or during Pantry hours of operation.

Unable to drop off in person but would still like to physically donate to the CSUN Food Pantry? Order through our Amazon Wishlist and have your selected item sent directly to us. Updated weekly, the Amazon Wishlist is filled with items we currently need at the Food Pantry.

We encourage any interested students, staff, or faculty to visit the Volunteer page for information about volunteer opportunities.

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