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Sunbird Food Pantry

The Sunbird Pantry is a valuable resource for the FPU community. All students can prepare a box of meal items once a week and receive additional resources for healthy and sustainable living. To receive a prepared box, students will email to select their items and schedule a time for pick up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10 am and 3 pm. 

The Sunbird Pantry is staffed by FPU students and operates on donations from staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners. When making a donation, please take the following into consideration: 

  • Expiration Dates – expired items cannot be accepted.
  • Packaging – items that are damaged, open, or previously used cannot be accepted. 
  • Canned Goods – please consider cans that can be easily opened as most students do not have access to can openers.
  • Donation Times – please donate items on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm so they can be received and inventoried by our student staff. Please do not leave donations outside the pantry as it may attract unwanted guests.

Suggested Donation Items

*Monetary donations are also accepted. Visit this link, select “Other” and enter “Sunbird Pantry” in the text box

Rice and Grains

  • White/brown rice
  • Bulgur, quinoa, couscous or farro
  • Pasta (whole grain, rice noodles, egg noodles, gluten-free/vegan options)

Canned Goods

  • Chicken broth
  • Beans (pinto, chickpeas, black)
  • Vegetables (hominy, corn, green beans)
  • Olives or capers
  • Chiles (chipotle, pickled jalapeños)
  • Salsas
  • Tomatoes
  • Red peppers
  • Tuna, salmon or chicken
  • Anchovies


  • Flour (all purpose, whole wheat)
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Evaporated milk

Refrigerator & Freezer Items

  • Milk (whole, almond, soy, etc.)
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)
  • Butter
  • Frozen fruit (berries, peaches, mangoes, etc.)
  • Frozen vegetables (peas, spinach, corn, etc.)

Fresh Produce

  • Avocados
  • Bananas 
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli or cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Lemons
  • Spinach, kale or chard
  • Ginger
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes

Snacks and Cereals

  • Crackers
  • Tortillas
  • Cookies/biscuits
  • Pretzels
  • Marshmallows
  • Popcorn
  • Dried fruit
  • Nut butters (peanut, almond, cashew)
  • Seeds (sunflower, hem, flax, chia)
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Applesauce
  • Oatmeal


  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Feminine products
  • Razors
  • Deodorant