HEC San Ysidro

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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 Kitchenette at the Higher Education Center in San Ysidro is located in the Student Center. Donations are accepted in the Administration Office, Room 5101, 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.

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 Corina Elizarraras (619) 216-6793. Donations can be made in the Administration Office, Room 5101.

Financial Donations

Online Donations for the Jag Kitchen


Send via mail to:
Southwestern College Foundation
Attn: Jag Kitchen / Food Pantry at San Ysidro
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 Acting Director, HEC San Ysidro pbartow@swccd.edu  (619) 216-6795
Andre Harris Acting Supervisor, HEC San Ysidro aharris@swccd.edu (619) 216-6792
Corina Elizarrarás Education Center Coordinator celizarraras@swccd.edu (619) 216-6793

Hours of Operation

Food Services Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.