Jag Kitchen/Food Pantry

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 554 on the Chula Vista campus. Donations are accepted at the SWC Child Development Center Bldg. 2000 & Room 554, 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 pbartow@swccd.edu or Family Studies Department (619) 421-6700 x5878. Donations can be made at the Jag Kitchen Room 554 (Chula Vista Campus) or the SWC Child Development Center (Building 2000).

Financial Donations

Online Donations for the Jag Kitchen


Send via mail to:
Southwestern College Foundation
Attn: Jag Kitchen / Food Pantry
900 Otay Lakes Rd., Rm. 100D
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

Patie M. Bartow Director of Child Development Center  pbartow@swccd.edu  (619)-216-6694
Brett Robertson Director of Student Development/Activities brobertson@swccd.edu (619) 216-6617
Jenny Sabas Family Studies Adjunct Professor & Club Advisor jsabas@swccd.edu (619) 421-6700 x5878
Jorge Ivan Ortiz ASO President ASOPRES@swccd.edu  
Mariana Silva-Gomez ASO VP of Outreach ASOVPO@swccd.edu  

Hours of Operation

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.