Poly Pantry

Poly Pantry Students Serving Students In Need

About the Poly Pantry

The Poly Pantry was established in 2019 to serve students impacted by food insecurity. By providing access to food and hygiene supplies, and referrals to campus and community-based resources, the Poly Pantry hopes to maximize student success.

The Pantry is available to all Broncos who feel they are in need. As a customer-choice pantry, individuals are empowered to shop for what they need and want, in order to meet their dietary needs.

While the Poly Pantry is a free service for CPP students, the goal is to support students in need. For example:

  • Are you worried your food might run out before you have money to buy more?
  • Do you find that healthy food options are out of your budget?
  • Are you cutting or skipping meals even if you are hungry?

If you are a CPP student and you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you should know that the Poly Pantry can support your needs at no cost.

The online shopping experience will allow students in need the opportunity to select free groceries including fresh produce from CPP Farms and Lyle Center, packaged food, dry goods, canned goods, hygiene products, menstrual products, and kitchen utensils.

Order Online, Pick-up in Person

The Poly Pantry is offering a new and easier way to shop. Register online, order what you need and pickup your groceries in the Bronco Student Center, Bldg. 35 Poly Pantry and Basic Needs Outreach Office Room 1216 at the scheduled selected time.

Instructions on how to register:

  1. Register at asi.cpp.edu/shopthepantry
  2. Acknowledge waiver

Instructions on how to place an order:

  1. Select pick-up date and time
  2. Order what you need and checkout!
  3. Email confirmation with instructions will be sent to your CPP email

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    • Operating Hours

      Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.


    • Eligibility and Guidelines

      Currently enrolled CPP students may visit the Poly Pantry once a week.



      • Must be a currently enrolled CPP student
      • Pre-registration and appointment required for each weekly visit.
    • Release of Liability Waiver (Required)

      You must complete the waiver during registration.


      For any Broncos under the 18 years of age will need to email polypantry@cpp.edu (to receive a pdf copy of the waiver for parent/guardian signature).

    • Campus Protocols

      • Students must complete the Student Health Screener each time prior to coming to campus, wear a face covering, maintain personal hygiene, and practice physical distancing by remaining in the vehicle with windows closed while on campus.
      • Do NOT enter campus if you are ill, have symptoms or answered “yes” to any exposure questions on the Student Health Screener. Instead, email polypantry@cpp.edu to request an accommodation for accessibility or designate an alternative person to pick up food on your behalf.


      What you can do / How to protect yourself and others:


      What we’re doing to protect you and others:

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      (Welcome back, Broncos! We’re committed to your safety. Masks & daily wellness checks for staff. Hand sanitizer station. Social distancing for everyone. Additional safety measures. Plus, enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures.)

    • FAQs

      1. How do I login?

      You can login in by visiting asi.cpp.edu/shopthepantry. If you still encounter issues, please email polypantry@cpp.edu.


      2. How I can make an appointment to pick up groceries?

      Pre-register to pick up a weekly grocery bag on asi.cpp.edu/shopthepantry. Select the day/time that works best for you. Answer the required questions. Agree to the liability waiver. Checkout and review attached email confirmation.


      3. How many times can we go per week?

      Students may pre-register at asi.cpp.edu/shopthepantry once per calendar week.


      4. How can I plan my pre-registration accordingly without losing a spot?

      Check asi.cpp.edu/shopthepantry for registration dates and times. Registration (time slots or appointment windows) opens 7 days in advance. Registration closes 24 hours before the designated appointment time.


      5. Is there an option for someone who had misplaced their Bronco ID?

      A Bronco ID is preferred, but if you don’t have one, any ID will suffice. You will need to confirm your identification for pick up.


      6. Can I set an appointment through email, without going to the website?

      Online registration is required. If you require an accommodation, please contact polypantry@cpp.edu.


      7. I see that registration begins today but when I login and go to the website it doesn’t allow me to do sign up.

      If a time frame has no additional times available, that time slot is full. Registration (time slots or appointment windows) open 7 days in advance. Registration closes 24 hours in advance.


      8. How would I apply for next week’s distribution?

      Check asi.cpp.edu/shopthepantry 7 days prior to the day you are interested in. Registration (time slots or appointment windows) opens 7 days in advance. For example, if Friday at noon is a desired time, registration opens up the Friday prior starting at noon. Registration closes 24 hours before the designated appointment time.


      9. Will the pantry be open every week?

      In person pick-up is available every week.


      10. Do I have to make a special request each time I’d like to pick up a grocery bag from the food pantry?

      For special requests, please contact Sandy Solano at smihiar@cpp.edu or polypantry@cpp.edu.


      11. Is there a possibility to pick up at a different date/day/time?

      If you require an accommodation, please contact Sandy Solano at smihiar@cpp.edu or polypantry@cpp.edu.


      12. Can I have another person pick up food on my behalf?

      To designate an alternative person to pick up food on your behalf, please contact polypantry@cpp.edu.


      13. I am a currently enrolled student at CPP, but I am under the age of 18. How can I use the Poly Pantry?

      To grant access for minors, please contact polypantry@cpp.edu.


      14. What items are typically included in Poly Pantry bags?

      Fresh produce: bell peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, zucchini, apples, bananas, kiwis, pears, oranges

      Dairy: almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk

      Breakfast: Cereal, oatmeal, bars

      Grains: pasta, rice, bread

      Vegetables: canned corn, mixed vegetables, canned peas, canned carrots

      Fruit: canned pears, canned pineapple, canned peaches, canned mixed fruit

      Protein: tuna, chicken, dry beans, canned beans

      Meals: soup, pasta, noodles

      Condiments: oil, peanut butter, jelly, spices

      Snacks: trail mix, granola bars, popcorn, almonds

      Personal Care: toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, deodorant, soap

      Menstrual: pads, tampons, cups

    • Additional Resources

      Recognizing that not all CPP students are currently located close to campus and may be located closer to other community-based organizations that provide basic needs support, students are encouraged to visit www.findhelp.org. This free website is a reliable, holistic, and user-friendly system designed to help individuals get connections to food, housing, transportation, and other resources.



Due to COVID-19 and the closure of ASI facilities, the Poly Pantry is not accepting in-person drop-off donations at this time.

Other ways to support:
Make a Monetary Donation
View Our Amazon Wishlist!


For any questions about the pantry please contact:
Sandy Solano
(909) 826-5735

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