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Schedule an Appointment

About the Market

San Jacinto College is aware that many students are still in need of assistance during this time. Therefore, we are keeping our Food Markets open at each campus, with altered operations, in collaboration with the Houston Food Bank. In order to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, the following procedures are in place to receive food through this program: 

  • Beginning immediately, food market visits will be by appointment only. Students may follow this link to make your appointment. If a student has registered a sub-shopper with the Houston Food Bank, that person may set an appointment on their behalf. 
  • Students will be able to select appointment starting at 8:00a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
    • Select your Campus
    • Under Department, select Student Engagement and Activities
    • Select your desired date and time.
  • In order to prevent infection, only two shoppers will be allowed in the market at a time and will be assisted by a team member to prevent excess handling of products in the market. No family members, children, guests, or persons other than the shopper will be permitted inside the building on your appointment day.
  • You may set an appointment for any of our three campus locations. However, you still may not exceed 30 pounds of products per week.
  • Once your appointment request is received, we will verify that you are currently enrolled at San Jacinto College and are signed up for the Food for Change Program through the Houston Food Bank. If you are currently enrolled, but have not signed up for the Food For Change program, a team member will contact you to assist further.

Food Market Hours (By Appointment) During Altered Operations:

  • Central Campus (located in C14.218) - Tuesdays 1-4pm & Wednesdays 9am-4pm 
  • North Campus (located in N12.211) - Wednesdays 12pm–3pm & Thursdays 10am–4pm 
  • South Campus (located in S11.111) - Wednesdays 10am–4pm & Thursdays 9am–12pm 

Please keep in mind that we are limited to what food and supplies we receive from our partners at the Houston Food Bank. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the availability of any given item. Additionally, we may limit the quantities of certain high demand items that each student may be allowed to take. 

Please feel free to contact the SEA Office at,, or if you have any questions. 


If you have a small donation simply bring the items to the Student Engagement & Activities between 8AM-5PM Monday thru Friday or drop the items in one of the yellow donation bins around campus. 

For larger donations please contact your Student Engagement & Activities Office to arrange a drop off time.

If your organization is interested in hosting a food drive to benefit the Food Market, please contact your Student Engagement & Activities Office.

Currently our Most Needed Items are:

Laundry Detergent 

Cleaning Supplies

(Dish Soap, sponges, Clorox wipes, floor cleaner)


(Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, lotion, razors, feminine hygiene products)

Baby Items

(Diapers, wipes, formula, rice cereal, baby food)