Food insecurity refers to the limited or uncertain availability of safe and nutritionally adequate foods; or limited or uncertain ability to obtain such food in a socially acceptable manner. In its most extreme form, known as hunger, individuals can experience physiological conditions such as uneasiness and pain.
Student Basic Needs offers food support through supplemental assistance including the Trojan Food Pantry and the Swipe Out Hunger program. Our goal is to guarantee that every student is food secure, meaning students have access to nutritious options without limitations.
Trojan Food Pantry
The Trojan Food Pantry offers fresh food, non-perishable items, toiletries, and academic supplies to currently enrolled USC students who do not have a dining meal plan or are experiencing a food emergency/ food insecurity.
Swipe Out Hunger
Student Basic Needs Department can provide students who have run out of meal swipes with additional swipes. Learn more
CalFresh, EBT or SNAP is a food grant program in the state of California that can stretch your food resources. Learn more