Bruin Pantry

The South City Bruin Pantry will be closed on Friday July 3, 2020 and July 24, 2020.

Beginning May 21, the Redwood and South City Bruin pantries will resume indoor distribution.

Redwood Pantry (STC 015): Thursdays 10am-noon and 1:30pm-4:30pm
South City Pantry (SCC 1-061D): Fridays 10am-noon and 1:30pm-4:30pm
**10am-11am is reserved for high-risk individuals only. **

Indoor distribution guidelines: we ask all patrons to please line up outside the pantry door, follow the tape markers on the floor to maintain a six-foot distance from other patrons, and wear a mask when visiting the pantries.

We will continue distributing pre-assembled bags of:
    -Non-perishable food items
    -refrigerated foods (produce, prepared foods, dairy products)
    -bread 
    -frozen foods
    -hygiene products (optional)

We are looking for feedback on how we can improve our current pantry operations.
Please fill out this survey- it should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
The Bruin Pantry has a limited supply of gift cards available for distribution to qualified patrons. To be considered for a gift card please fill out an online application. To be considered, please let us know the types of items that would be beneficial to you and your family that are not available through the Bruin Pantry. Recipients will be determined based on need, availability of gift cards, and number of applicants that month (Limit one person per gift card per year).

Additional Resources that may also be of use to you and your loved ones:

GENERAL RESOURCES

211 Online Resource Database You can use this to search for resources by location and/or type.
Salt Lake County General Resource List
Aunt Bertha Another place you can search for resources similar to 211
Salt Lake County General Resource List (Spanish)
Covid19 Mutual Aid - Salt Lake City
PPAU ED COVID 19 Resources

FOOD RESOURCES

Utahns Against Hunger COVID-19 Food Access List
Salt Lake County Food Resource List
Salt Lake County Food Resource List (Spanish)

SINGLE PARENT RESOURCES

Salt Lake County Single Parent Resource List
Salt Lake County Single Parent Resource List (Spanish)

HOUSING RESOURCES

Salt Lake County Homeless Resource List
Case Management and Housing Assistance A program Salt Lake and Tooele County residents can apply for if they are housing insecure.
Salt Lake County Homeless Resource List (Spanish)

DENTAL/HEALTH RESOURCES

Salt Lake County Dental Resource List
Salt Lake County Health Resource List
The Wellness Bus Traveling free or low-cost health and social services.
Salt Lake County Dental Resource List (Spanish)
Salt Lake County Health Resource List (Spanish)

LEGAL RESOURCES

Free Legal Clinic Free, brief legal advice for those that cannot afford an attorney.
Free Legal Clinic (Spanish) Free, brief legal advice for those that cannot afford an attorney.


FAQ:

What can I get at the Bruin Pantry?

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables, when available (Taylorsville and South City locations)
  • Meat, when available (Taylorsville and South City locations)
  • Dairy products (or non-dairy alternatives), when available (Taylorsville and South City locations)
  • Prepared sandwiches, salads, “take and bake” meals, when available (Taylorsville and South City locations
  • Bread (Taylorsville and South City locations)
  • Dry foods, such as pasta, instant meals, ramen noodles, and baking mixes
  • Snacks such as chips, crackers, sweets
  • Canned goods, including meat and seafood
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Menstrual products

What do I need to bring?

  • All you need is your OneCard.
  • On your first visit, and once a year after, you will need to fill out a brief liability form, but no proof of address or income is required.
  • If you bring your own reusable bag, you will get entered to win a $25 grocery gift card. Winners are picked monthly.
    • You can ask a pantry staff member for a reusable bag if you have not received one (limit one per person).

How often can I visit the pantry?

  • As much as you’d like!
  • However, each pantry has a limit on the amount of bags of food you can take each month:
    • Taylorsville Redwood location: 8 bags per month
    • South City 4 bags per month
    • Jordan, West Valley: 2 bags per week
  • At the Taylorsville Redwood and South City pantries, you can choose how to split up your bags throughout the month. For example, at South City, you can take 4 bags at once, or you can take 1 bag per week, or two bags every other week. At Jordan and West Valley, you can take up to 2 bags per week for a total of 8 per month.
  • Bag limits are by location. Therefore, you can take 8 bags at Redwood, another 4 at South, another 8 at Jordan, and another 8 at West Valley if you need and are able to.

I’m interested in supporting the pantries. How can I get involved?

Visit our page on the Thayne Center Website for more information on donation, volunteer, and employment opportunities with the Bruin pantries.

Additional Food Resources:

Each SLCC pantry location will observe all college holiday, snow, and other closures.
We will be happy to assist you on the following business day.

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