The VC Food Pantry has moved!   Come by our new location in the Bookstore & Campus Services (BCS Building) across from the Basic Needs Center.  Stop by and get some FREE groceries and snacks!  All you need is your Student ID number.


We are also serving students through our bi-monthly drive thru food pantries.

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 Basic Needs Center is holding drive thru food pantry twice a month during the Spring 2023 semester.   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.  Events at VC East Campus, Santa Paula will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 9:30am-11:30am.  Food bags are also available for pick up in the Basic Needs Center and at VC East Campus during regular office hours.  Students receiving food must bring their student ID number.

Food Pantry Drive Thru Schedule

VC Basic Needs Drive Thru Food Pantry

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 Center 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 Center, please select VC Basic Needs Center 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 Center".  If you have any questions about donating through the VC Foundation Office, please reach out to Gerry Pantoja at

Vet Tech students holding their free groceries
Students receiving free groceries such as eggs, bread and dry goods.