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Susan Berry
Student Engagement Coordinator



Gizmo's Kitchen

Gizmo’s Kitchen is a ‘grab and go’ student food pantry that supports students by providing pre-packaged items suitable for an on-campus lunch or meal. Student toiletries & feminine hygiene product items are also available.


Any currently enrolled Grossmont College student may utilize Gizmo’s Kitchen up to one time per week while school is in session. Students must show a current Grossmont College Student ID, which can be obtained in Admissions and Records (Bldg. 10-150).


Building:   60-206

Food Pantry Hours 


Monday & Wednesday:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm*

Tuesday & Thursday:  9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday: Closed 


*Hours may be adjusted due to campus closures and staffing


Food Distribution Dates - Spring 2024

Gizmo's Kitchen in partnership with the San Diego Food Bank will offer on campus food distribution to the Grossmont College community on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month, 1:00-2:00pm along with a Gizmo's Kitchen Basic Needs Fair 1:00-3:00 pm. 

  • February 20, 2024  12:00-2:00 pm Main Quad
  • March 19, 2024 12:00-2:00 pm Main Quad
  • April 16, 2024 12:00-2:00 pm Main Quad

***Please note: Gizmo's Kitchen in building 60, room 206, will be closed these dates to support the distribution event and Basic Needs Fair.***



Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges under the Grossmont College Food Pantry program to support our students. You can also donate items directly to Gizmo's Kitchen and there is a list of needed items in the Shopping List link below.


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