Food Distribution Program

The food distribution program is a service available for qualifying low-income students and families of Pasadena. Currently the program serves about 450 households in the Pasadena area.

Fuller Theological Seminary is a registered distribution agency with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and a member of the USDA funded Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP).

For Participants

Through a partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and other local organizations, Fuller Theological Seminary offers a wide variety of grocery items free of charge to qualifying low-income students and families of Pasadena.

The Food Distribution Program is open every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (except during the Christmas holiday). No application is required for participation. One must simply sign a form stating that their income does not exceed the posted maximum income guidelines at the time groceries are received. Only one member per household may come to pick up grocery items each time.

Typical grocery items include: canned goods, beans, rice, fresh produce, snacks, frozen meats, and baking goods.

Location: 135 N. Oakland Ave Pasadena, CA 91182 (In the parking lot behind Taylor Hall)

About Food Distribution

About Food Distribution
For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 626-584-5433 or

Current Needs

Financial Gifts

A financial gift in any amount with help provide food to families in need. $2 will provide nearly a week's supply of groceries to a family of four. Make checks payable to Fuller Theological Seminary and designate Food Distribution Program in the memo.

The best way to support the Food Distribution Program is through a regular monthly gift.

Non-Food Items

Donations of non-food items may be dropped off at the Office of Student Affairs (2nd Floor of the Catalyst) between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Currently there is need for the following items:

  • Multivitamins
  • Toothbrushes
  • New socks
  • Toothpaste
  • New t-shirts
  • Deodorant
  • Sweatshirts
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Warm hats
  • Bar soap
  • Can openers
  • Shampoo
  • New or gently used blankets
  • Conditioner
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Shaving cream
  • Hand carts
  • Disposable razors
  • Sunglasses
  • Diapers (any size)
  • Fomula
  • Other baby items


Food Items

  • Fresh produce


If you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer with the Food Distribution Program, please contact Carmen at

(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182