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The VC Food Pantry in the Campus Student Center is currently closed.

We are serving students through our drive thru pop up food pantries.  Please see below for more information. 

 

The mission of the Ventura College Food Pantry is to provide students and community members an opportunity to access food at no cost.  Our goal is for students to utilize the Food Pantry to help reduce stress about food insecurities, and in turn help them successfully complete and obtain their degrees from Ventura College.  We strive to build awareness about food insecurity and conquer negative stigmas about visiting the Ventura College Food Pantry.


 

Basic Needs Pop Up Food Pantry  (Fall 2020)

The COVID pandemic continues to place a financial strain on many individuals and families making it difficult to access food.  The Basic Needs Office wants to help students by holding drive thru pop up food pantries.  Student who attend will receive a pre-packaged bag of groceries (while supplies last).  Please mark your calendars with the dates below.

These pantry events are open only to VC students.  Students must bring his or her ID number and remain in their car.

 

Supplies are limited, so come early!

 

Fall 2020 Pop Up Food Pantry Schedule

Date Time Campus Location
September 8, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm VC Main Campus
September 8, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm VC East Campus (Santa Paula)
September 22, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm VC Main Campus
September 22, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm VC East Campus (Santa Paula)
October 13, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm

VC Main Campus

October 13, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm VC East Campus (Santa Paula)
October 27, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm VC Main Campus
October 27, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm VC East Campus (Santa Paula)
November 17, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm VC Main Campus
November 17, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm VC East Campus (Santa Paula)
December 8, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm VC Main Campus
December 8, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm VC East Campus (Santa Paula)

Have questions?  Contact the Basic Needs Office at vcbasicneeds@vcccd.edu or (805)289-6583.

Student in car receiving food from drive thru pantry

 


Additional Community Resources 

Pantry Locator: To find a pantry near you, please visit foodshare.com/findhelp/#findapantry.  

California Association of Foodbanks:  http://www.cafoodbanks.org/?q=find-food-assistance

Feeding America Foodbank search: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

CalFresh portal for students: https://students.getcalfresh.org/

Social Care Network: Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more: https://www.auntbertha.com/

211 Services: http://www.211.org/services/covid19

CCC and County Health and Mental Health Centers:   https://ccconlineed.instructure.com/courses/1895/pages/ccc-and-county-health-and-mental-health-centers


Would you like to get involved?

If you are a Ventura College student, staff, or community member interested in volunteering or donating to the pantry please contact the Basic Needs Office at 805-289-6583 or vcbasicneeds@vcccd.edu.