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Jag Kitchen/Food Pantry

COVID-19 Update: The Jag Kitchen is currently closed due to COVID-19.  Resources are still available for students, including our Jag Kitchen ToGo Grocery distributions and Basic Needs Request form.   Students can also visit SWC Cares Resources for a list of campus and community resources.

Basic Needs Request    Jag Kitchen ToGo Request

The SWC Child Development Center, Family Studies Department and Associated Student Organization (ASO) began the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry to assist students facing food insecurity. Now, a campus wide effort, the Jag Kitchen is a safe and judgment-free zone that can be used by currently enrolled SWC students needing assistance. Since the inception of the Jag Kitchen in the Chula Vista campus in 2016, Jag Kitchenettes were made in Higher Education Centers in San Ysidro and National City!

The Jag Kitchen is located in Room 53A-117 on the Chula Vista campus. Donations are accepted at the SWC Child Development Center Building 99 & Room 53A-117, year-round. While we do have a donation item list that our students are always in need of, monetary donations are also accepted and much appreciated.


  • SWC Students with a valid SWC identification card.
  • No eligibility forms or proof of income is necessary.


  • Sign in with a Jag Kitchen volunteer.
  • A satisfaction survey and SWC information will be sent to you via email.

Donation Item List

We are asking for donations of any of the items listed below. For any other questions please contact Patie M. Bartow at or Family Studies Department (619) 421-6700 x5878. Donations can be made at the Jag Kitchen Room 53A-117 (Chula Vista Campus) or the SWC Child Development Center (Building 99).

Financial Donations

Online Donations for the Jag Kitchen


Send via mail to:
Southwestern College Foundation
Attn: Jag Kitchen / Food Pantry
900 Otay Lakes Rd, Room 12-102D
Chula Vista, CA 91910

In the News

For more information on how you can volunteer or find help for a student: 

Food Insecurity Planning Committee

Staff Title Email Phone
Patie M. Bartow Director of Child Development Center  (619)-216-6694
Jenny Sabas Family Studies Adjunct Professor & Club Advisor (619) 421-6700 x5878
Jorge Ivan Ortiz ASO President  
Mariana Silva-Gomez ASO VP of Outreach  

Hours of Operation

Service Days Times
Breakfast Bar Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Pantry Monday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.