Poly Pantry

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 currently enrolled CPP students 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

Parking Information

The Poly Pantry now offers 15 minute pick-up parking permits through Parking and Transportation Services.

This parking permit is only valid for 15 minutes on the Poly Pantry Parking spaces only. The spaces are located on Camphor Ln, just south of Building 97. You must print permit before parking in space and place permit on dashboard. Parking and Transportation will be very strict about this parking space and will site those who do not have a permit on their dashboard.

Select the date and time of the parking permit. Once you request a permit, you will automatically receive a confirmation email with the permit. Click here to request a parking permit

Use the dropdown accordion menu to view more information.


  • 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).

  • 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. Please contact the Poly Pantry if you don’t see any appointments or are having trouble signing up. The Poly Pantry is committed to serve all students in need.


    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.

    Please contact the Care Center (cpp.edu) for addition resources.



For any questions about the pantry please contact:

Poly Pantry Office
(909) 869-5472

Sandy Solano
(909) 826-5735


Operating Hours

Summer 2023

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Holiday Closure

Mon. 06/19 – Juneteenth

Tue. 07/04 – Independence Day

Fall 2023

Monday – Friday 9am-2pm & 3pm-7pm

Saturday – Sunday 10am-2pm

Holiday Closure

Mon. 09/04 – Labor Day

Fri. 11/10 – Veterans Day

Thu. 11/23 – Sun. 11/26 – Thanksgiving Break

Mon. 12/25 – Mon. 01/01/24 – Winter Break

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