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The VC Food Pantry in the Campus Student Center is currently closed.  We are serving students through our drive thru food pantries and in person at the Basic Needs Office in the BCS building.  Please see below for more information. 


VC Food Pantry

The mission of the Ventura College Food Pantry is to provide students 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 Drive-thru Food Pantry  

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 a drive thru food pantry.   These drive thru events will be held at VC Main Campus along Central Campus Way on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm.  Food bags are also available for pick up in the Basic Needs Office and at VC East Campus during regular office hours.  Students coming to pick up food in person must follow all Covid screening procedures before entering the office.


Join us for our food pantry drive-thru events this Spring Semester!


Food Pantry Drive Thru Schedule

For a list of community food pantries and other resources, please visit our Student Resources page.

Would you like to donate?  Here's how.

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

If you are interested in making a monetary donation to the pantry please click here:  To ensure the gift is directed to the VC Basic Needs Office, please select VC Basic Needs Office from the drop-down menu under Please Direct My Gift to the Following.  Lastly, in the text box under Please Specify Designation, please write in "VC Basic Needs Office".  If you have any questions about donating through the VC Foundation Office, please reach out to Gerry Pantoja at

Students in cars receiving bags from VC Food Pantry Event