Lower Freeborn 21
Mon-Fri 10AM-1PM
Mon-Thu 4PM-6PM

Director: Tara Stormtnstorm@udavis.edu thepantryatdavis@gmail.com

The Pantry at Davis is a student-run food bank housed in the basement of Lower Freeborn, Room 21. It exists to provide food and basic necessities to UC Davis students, and to ensure that no student will be forced to choose between food and college costs. Items are distributed on a point system, and students can receive up to 3 points of items per day. The result of a collaboration between ASUCD, the Community Advising Network under Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, The Pantry runs primarily on donations from the campus community and various food banks around Yolo County. It is open to any student with a valid UC Davis I.D. The distribution is anonymous, and staff members do not record any information about students.

The menu for the Pantry changes every week depending on inventory and donations, but here is a list of the products that are typically offered:


  • Boxed Cereal (3)
  • Box of Oatmeal (2)
  • Canned Beans (2)
  • Canned Chili/Stew (2)
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Soup
    • (small =1)
    • (medium = 2)
    • (large = 3)
  • Large Canned Soup Broth (3)
  • Canned Tuna (1)
  • Canned Vegetables (2)
  • Pasta (3)
  • Peanut Butter (2)
  • Rice (3)
  • Rice Pasta (gluten free) (3)
  • Spaghetti Sauce (2)
  • Top Ramen Noodles (1)
  • Mac N Cheese (2)

Personal items

  • Hand Soap (1)
  • Lotion (1)
  • Pads (1)
  • Soap (1)
  • Shampoo (1)
  • Tampons (1)
  • EPT Pregnancy Test (2)
  • Toilet Paper (1)
  • Toothbrushes (1)
  • Toothpaste (1)

If you would like to make a donation to the Pantry you can do so at http://giving.ucdavis.edu/thepantry

If you would like to see The Pantry before you donate or find out more information please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at thepantryatdavis@gmail.com

If you or your organization would like to volunteer for The Pantry’s adopt-a-week program e-mail the Assistant Director at thepantryvolunteer@gmail.com.