Food Pantry

Food on the shelves

HOPE’s food pantry is open to CSUEB students. The university works with Alameda County Food Bank and also accepts donations.

The pantry is stocked with staples such as peanut butter, soup, rice, beans, pasta, oatmeal and cereal. It also has fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, and healthy snacks.

Open to CSUEB Community

Hayward Fall Hours


Monday - 11AM - 2:30PM

Tuesday - Thursday 11:00AM - 4:15PM

Friday - 11AM - 1:15PM

Find available time slots on Bay Advisor

For more information or assistance

Call 510-885-HOPE (4673)


 Hayward Location 

 Hayward Campus New

 Location : Student Health & Counseling Services ( SHCS ), Room 1118


 Concord Fall Hours


Monday - Thursday 10:30AM - 4:30PM

For more information or assistance

Email :

Or call 925-602-6700.




Concord Location

 Concord Location

 Location : Academic Services Building

The pantry at both locations will be closed in observance of the following University holidays/campus closures:

  • Labor Day - September 9, 2023
  • Veteran's Day - November 10, 2023
  • Fall recess - November 23-24, 2023


  • Must be already enrolled in Fall courses 
  • Currently experiencing hunger/food insecurity
  • Must bring your student ID & reusable bag(s) every time you visit the pantry

How Pioneer for H.O.P.E. Food Pantry Works

 Step 1: Make an appointment through Bay Advisor


Step 2: Check-in

Check in at Student Health Center Lobby

Complete the Food Pantry Sign-in Form

Check-in (show your student ID to the staff)


Step 3: Shop

Grab a shopping cart and shop for items. All items are based on availability. We'll let you know if there are any limits. Always ask if you need more of any item, remembering you can return each calendar week.


Step 4: Check-out

Check out with staff
Bag items in a re-usable bag you've brought

Students also ask

CSUEB students are welcome to volunteer. Volunteer positions help keep our pantry running by assisting with tasks such as stocking/inventory management and cleaning

General questions please email

Eligible CSUEB students are permitted to come to the pantry once every 14 days
  • Sell-by date: tells the store how long to display the product for sale.
  • Used-by/Expiration date: the last date recommended for the product while at peak quality.
  • Best-by date: tells customers the date by which the product should be eaten for best flavor or quality.

Feel free to ask a staff member or review food product dating information available from Second Harvest of Silicon Valley or the USDA.

Yes. Students without a student ID might not be able to be served. If you are a currently enrolled student who has permanently misplaced your ID card, get more info on the Bay Card page.
Food pantry monthly usage statistics
Month/year Participant visits
Sep 2022 325
Aug 2022 268
July 2022 127
Jun 2022 148
May 2022 106
Apr 2022 268
Mar 2022 315
Feb 2022 97
Jan 2022 Pantry is closed
Dec 2021 16
Nov 2021 130
Oct 2021 151
Sep 2021 124
Aug 2021 263
Jul 2021 71
Jun 2021 39
May 2021 52
Apr 2021 85
Mar 2021 95