March Match Up Total

Together, Let's Double the Impact for the Student Cupboard!

The March Match Up campaign raised $106,435 for the Student Cupboard, including the $50,000 seed donation by Fresno-based accounting firm Morse Wittwer Sampson, LLP that launched the drive March 1. Donations were received from individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the Valley during the 31-day campaign designed to generate interest from the recent March Madness basketball playoffs. Donors challenged each other by videotaping themselves tossing a basketball to their challengee, similar to last summer’s ALS Water Bucket pledge campaign. Those videos are available at The campaign not only exceeded its $50,000 matching goal but donations are still coming in, said Mary Castro, wife of University President Joseph Castro, who spearheaded the drive. Fresno State alumni Chris Morse and Ken Wittwer joined her at today’s announcement at the Student Cupboard on campus: Press release:‪#‎FSMarchMatchup


Monetary Donations:

Online with a credit card:
Click here to donate online through Fresno State Development
In order to make sure the funds go to the Food Security Project, please choose other under the Choose a school or program you wish to support option, and type in Food Security Project and complete the donation process.

Mail a check donation:
If you choose to make a donation via check, please make checks payable to "Fresno State Foundation" and write Food Security Project in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

Development Office
5244 N. Jackson, KC45
Fresno, CA 93740

Faculty/Staff Donations:

Fresno State employees can make a donation to the Food Security Project through a monthly deduction from their paychecks. All deductions are deposited directly into the Food Security Foundation account and used to purchase food and hygiene items for the Fresno State Student Cupboard.

State Employee Deduction Form

Foundation Employee Deduction Form

Food Drives and Fundraisers:

If you are interested in hosting a food drive or fundraiser for the Food Security Project, please contact Jessica Medina at, or 559.278.0866.

Our Needs:
  • Personal care items
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Shampoo
    • Deodorant
    • Toilet Paper
    • Feminine Hygiene
    • Laundry Pods
  • Non-Perishable Food
    • Rice
    • Beans
    • Canned Goods (vegetables, fruit, soup, etc.)
    • Tuna and Canned Chicken
    • Peanut Butter
(Note - The items listed are difficult for us to purchase, additional non-perishable food items are always appreciated)