Food Pantry: Artie’s FIT Market

Artie's Fit Market and Food Pantry

Artie’s FIT Market provides a reliable food source to SCC students who are experiencing food insecurity. Students visit the market and select items of their choice from various food groups. Eligible students are also invited to participate in nutritional education, as well as counseling services. The goal of Artie’s FIT Market is to eliminate food insecurity and help students learn about proper nutrition and healthy dietary habits.

Our Food and Resource Pantry is Open

Non-perishable food items and hygiene products are available for current SCC Pantry Members. Please check with the Office of Student Experience & Leadership for available resources. To become a FIT Market Member, please complete the FIT Market Membership Form.

Students must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour of courses at SCC in the semester for which membership is requested.

Please visit the Maricopa Community Colleges Food Resources page for more options.

Food insecurity

Are you frequently hungry with no money to buy food? Food insecurity can be defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle.

This can lead to poorer general health and higher levels of depression, anxiety, distress, anger and loneliness. In addition, it can negatively impact student performance in school.

Artie’s FIT Market was established to help hungry SCC students create greater food security, improve health, and support them in their academic pursuits.

Providing food support to our hungry students positively affects their physical, mental, and emotional health.

Artie’s FIT Market accepts donations at any time. To make a financial donation to Artie’s FIT Market, visit the Artie’s Place donation page. View the list of requested items below or download the flyer.

“I wanted to say thank you so much for the food help! You made a huge difference in my life and the food is so much appreciated.”
a FIT Market student member

Getting Started

Students who are interested in becoming a FIT Market member should follow these steps:

  1. Fill out and submit the FIT Market Membership Form, using your [email protected] for your email address.
  2. Check your [email protected] email and phone texts. You will hear from the SCC Hunger Team on next steps.
  3. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions at all!

Already a FIT Market Pantry member?

Simply stop by the Office of Student Experience & Leadership or contact us to receive resources! Please note, current members must also be enrolled in the semester for which resources are requested.

Requested Food Donation List

Use the drop-boxes inside buildings around campus, or bring your donations to the Office of Student Experience & Leadership (SC-185, next to the cafeteria).

Plant Protein

  • Dry Beans or Lentils
  • Dry Peas
  • Peanut or Almond Butter
  • Canned Beans (Low sodium if possible)
  • Canned Peas (Low sodium if possible)
  • Dried Nuts and Seeds – snack

Animal Protein (Low sodium if possible)

  • Canned Tuna or Salmon
  • Canned Ham
  • Canned Chili
  • Canned Chicken or Turkey
  • Canned Beef

Dairy & Dairy Alternatives (Must be shelf stable)

  • Dehydrated Milk or
  • Powdered Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Oat “Milk”
  • Canned Evaporated Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Instant Breakfast Drinks
  • Other “Milk” Alternatives (Fortified with Calcium, Vitamin D, & Vitamin B12)

Whole Grains

  • Whole Grain Rice or Pasta
  • Steel-cut or Rolled Oats
  • Whole Grain Crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Quinoa
  • Whole Grain Dry Cereal
  • Whole Grain
  • Granola Bars – snack

Enriched Grains

  • Dry Pasta & Noodles – all types
  • Stuffing – bags and boxed
  • Granola Bars
  • Pancake Mix
  • Rice – White or other mixed rice
  • Dry Cereals (Cold/Hot Instant)
  • Bread/Muffin Mixes
  • Enriched Flour
  • Gluten-Free Grains (For members with Celiac disease or Gluten Intolerance)


  • Canned Fruit in 100% Juice (Low Sugar with focus on Vitamin A,
  • Vitamin C, & potassium)
  • Dried Fruit (without added sugar or fat)
  • Fruit Cups – snack (shelf stable)
  • Apple Sauce (Large jar or shelf stable individual cups)
  • Fruit Juice – canned or boxed

Vegetables (low sodium if possible)

  • Canned Vegetables (With focus on Vitamin A, Vitamin C, & Potassium)
  • Dried Vegetables (Without added sugar or fat)
  • Tomato Sauce, Pasta Sauce,
  • Cooking Sauces (Low sodium if possible)
  • Canned Tomato Products
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Potatoes – canned or boxed

Mixed Foods (Low sodium if possible)

  • Mac-N-Cheese
  • Canned Soup – all varieties
  • Canned Ravioli
  • Microwaveable Soups


  • Coffee
  • Olive or Canola Oil (Bottle or spray)
  • Dried Herbs
  • Honey
  • Jelly/Jam (With minimal added sugar)
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise (Shelf stable)
  • Tea
  • Salad Dressing (Healthy oils preferred)
  • Dried Spices
  • Sugar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Mustard

Other Items

  • Forks, Spoons, & Knives (Plastic or reusable)
  • Plates (Paper, plastic, or reusable)
  • Bowls (Paper, plastic, or reusable)
  • Napkins
  • Can Openers
  • Plastic or Reusable Bags