USC now offers a food pantry for students who are experiencing food insecurity. The Emergency Food Pantry is located in Student Union Room 422 and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and monetary donations, and the student volunteers who run it, make the food pantry possible. The emergency resource is available to undergraduate and graduate students.

The pantry offers a variety of items from perishable and non-perishable foods to toiletries. Rules are that, per week, students can take only two bulk items, larger items that can be used for more than one meal, and three small individual items, such as granola bars and oatmeal.

Students can also create their own toiletry bags. They can choose three items, selecting from shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and other hygiene products. Toiletry bags and toilet paper can be taken twice per month.

University housing is also running a canned food drive through March 9 to add more non-perishable goods to the pantry. Donation bins are located in the lobbies of Troy Hall and Sierra Customer Service Center.

360 video produced by Drew Schwendiman and Ruth Chen.