Chico State Basic Needs Project

Welcome to Basic Needs

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry is OPEN!

Pantry Summer Hours:

Monday - Thursday : 10:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m

If these times do not work for you, call to make an appointment 530-898-4098


  • Homeless? At risk of eviction?
  • Unstable housing?
  • Unexpected financial crisis?
  • Not enough food?
  • Trouble getting the right food?

Fill out the Chico State Basic Needs Application for Assistance

Would you like to donate?

Check out our Get Involved(opens in new window) page to check out what donation items we take! 

Please call 530-898-4098 to arrange a donation drop off at the Pantry.

We will need the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • What types of items you would like to donate and quantity
  • What day/time you are planning to drop off
*Please keep in mind, we don't accept open food items*

Thank you for your continued support!

Mission Statement

The mission of Chico State Basic Needs is to improve student success and positively engage the community through the provision of healthy food, emergency grants, financial wellness education, rapid re-housing, public health and wellness programming for students experiencing food insecurity, hunger, disasters, unstable housing, homelessness and poverty.

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