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Spartan Food Pantry

Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
77 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 10, at 08:00 AM PST
Project Owners

More impact and more thanks

August 08, 2019

Hi everyone,


We're happy to share that after double-checking our numbers, the impact of your gifts to the Spartan Food Pantry was almost ten times greater than we originally thought. The food pantry has actually seen approximately 5,200 visits since its opening and over 600 in the month of July alone. That means we're almost ten times more grateful for your gifts.


Thank you!

A look inside the Spartan Food Pantry

August 08, 2019

Dear everyone,


Thanks to your generosity, the Spartan Food Pantry opened its doors this past March! Since then, the Pantry has recorded over 5,200 visits to the space. That means over 600 sighs of relief from Spartans who no longer need to worry about choosing between notebooks for their classes this fall or breakfast for the week. You have, quite literally, put food on the table for fellow Spartans, and you are awesome for that. 


If you would like to learn more about the space or ways you can continue to support the Pantry, please don't hesitate to contact Robert Zipp at or 408-924-1110.


Thank you!


We are deeply grateful

October 22, 2018

Good afternoon,


We are incredibly happy to share the success of our campaign to raise money for the Spartan Food Pantry. This past Thursday evening, we held our Inspiration to Innovation Gala here on campus at which we publically shared our message on the battle against student hunger. In addition to all proceeds benefitting the Student Hunger Fund, we received roughly $25,000 in donations made directly to the crowdfunding campaign from gala attendees. With the campaign now concluded, we are pleased to announce that we’ve raised $36,500, which is more than twice our original goal of $15,000!


After raising our goal to $20,000 with the hope of being able to fund non-perishables and toiletries for the pantry, we quickly exceeded that number and the gifts continued to come in. It was truly moving, and we are deeply grateful to each and every one of you who helped support the campaign with your generosity. We look forward to updating you all on the status of the pantry opening and, once again, appreciate all of your support.


Thank you,


Marko Mohlenhoff

Student Affairs Case Manager


We have made great progress!

October 10, 2018

Good afternoon all,


I want to take a minute to personally thank everyone who has made a gift toward helping end student hunger at SJSU with the Spartan Food Pantry. Thanks to your support we've already raised $9,135, which is 60% of our goal! We have just under two weeks left to reach our goal of $15,000, so still need your help to get our pantry open. Please take a minute to forward this message and share our page with people in your network who can help us reduce food insecurity for our students here at SJSU! 


Additionally, if you haven't already made your gift, please make it today to bring us closer to meeting this great need for our students.


Thank you,


Marko Mohlenhoff

Student Affairs Case Manager

Choose a giving level


Weekly Shopper

Provides students with groceries for a week.


Clean & Confident

Enables 50 students with toothpaste, brushes and deodorant so they feel confident in class or at work.


Eat Now

Allows us to stock our quick bite zone. Donated food often focuses on items that require access to a kitchen. Some students do not have constant access to a kitchen (couchsurfing, staying in cars, renting garages, etc.) or just need something to microwave and eat between classes.


Spice It Up

Stocks flavor to go with the fresh produce. Few people donate spices or other cooking accessories.


Take Care

Supports 20 women with personal hygiene products for a month. Many students don't have access to these essential products. Empower SJSU students by providing these basic needs.


Just Chill

Buys a professional grade refrigerator and freezer. We'd love to provide more cold items like milk, cheese, yogurt, deli meats, etc!