San Jose State University

San Jose State University is home to over 30,000 students and many already struggle with tuition, mandatory book purchases, and even parking permits. Add groceries and food into the equation, and many simply just aren’t able to get by. But SJSU offers many free food services around different parts of campus and below are a few of them!

  1. Student Food Shelves

SJSU students that are in need of something quick to grab and eat have access to many “self service” shelves around campus in different buildings. There is no registration process required and any student is welcome to grab as much as they need. The Food Shelves tend to be stacked with quick, easy to grab snacks.

This is the link with a map and locations for the different locations of food-shelves around the SJSU campus:

2. CHEW (Cooking Healthy, Eating Well)

SJSU students also have the opportunity to sign up for free cooking classes on campus! The class offers the ingredients and basic recipes for those who signed up! As a plus, students also leave the class with whatever they made!

The schedule for the Spring 2017 cookies classes can be found below:

3. Student Wellness Center 

SJSU student also have access to the Student Wellness Center which gives away free bagels during the afternoon! The Food for Thought table is located in the Student Wellness Center, Wellness Lounge room 101 and is open:

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 9am-4pm.

4. On-Campus Cheap Value Items

Below is a list of food items SJSU students can order at Just Below for $5 or less!