Associated Students

Food Pantry

Food insecurity is defined as "being without access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food." The astronomical costs of a college education increased the number of students that are food insecure. The AS Food Pantry was implemented to address the food inaccessibility at CSUMB. Through this service, we are able to provide students with a bag of nutritious, non-perishable food.

For more information and support with food insecurity, including CalFresh application assistance, please contact Artemas Dowell.

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Visit the Food Bank for Monterey County

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) is the largest supplemental food program the Food Bank operates. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food commodities are distributed at 26 sites throughout Monterey County via tailgate distribution on a monthly basis.

Food Distribution Sites

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Income Guidelines

To qualify to receive USDA food, families or individuals must certify that they live in the area served by the distribution and have incomes at or below these guidelines:

Household SizeMonthly Household IncomeAnnual Household Income
1 $2,498.83 $29,986.00
2 $3,376.17 $40,514.00
3 $4,253.50 $51,042.00
4 $5,130.83 $61,570.00
5 $6,008.17 $72,098.00
6 $6,885.50 $82,626.00
7 $7,762.83 $93,154.00
8 $8,640.17 $103,682.00
9 $9,517.50 $114,210.00
10 $10,394.83 $124,738.00
Over 10 add $877.33 each add $10,528 each

Volunteer with the Food Bank for Monterey County

At the Food Bank for Monterey County, volunteers are indispensable in their efforts to provide food assistance. Every year, volunteers donate more than 40,000 hours of labor. This gift of time and effort saves them dollars that can be used for programs.

This support enabled them to distribute 7 million pounds of food. Volunteer today!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Warehouse Distribution
  • Saturday Food Sorts
  • Events & Fundraising
  • Office Assistance
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program Distribution
  • The Family Market Distribution
  • Board of Directors & Committees

For more information on volunteering, contact Sandra Nunez or Stephanie Robles | You may also call 831-758-1523.

Donate to the Food Bank for Monterey County

Donate Food

The Food Bank for Monterey County accepts non-perishable food items year-round.

Food Drop-Off Location

The Food Bank for Monterey County

353 West Rossi Street, Salinas, CA 93907

Please call Cathie Montero at the Food Bank at 831-758-1523, or email for a location in your neighborhood.

Donate Money


Make a credit card donation by calling 831-758-1523. Visa/MasterCard/American Express are accepted.


Make a secure online donation using your credit card.


Make your check payable to:

Food Bank for Monterey County

and mail it to: 353 West Rossi Street, Salinas CA 93907

For more information, please contact the Food Bank for Monterey County at 831-758-1523, or visit their website. You can also dial '211' 24 hours a day, for information and support for those who need food and other services.