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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. 


VC Food Pantry

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 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 drive thru pop up food pantries.  Student who attend will receive a pre-packaged bag of groceries (while supplies last).  


The Basic Needs Office will be holding our next drive-thru food pantry in partnership with Welcome Back Days.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021  

VC Main Campus - 11:00am-1:00pm

VC East Campus (Santa Paula) - 4:00pm-6:00pm

Students will be able to receive groceries*, back- to-school supplies*, VC swag, and a free cheeseburger lunch!  Students must bring their student ID number, remain in their car, and wear a mask while attending the event.  *Supplies are limited, so come early!  


Students will need to RSVP by January 8, 2021, to attend the event. 

Click here to RSVP


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Food Pantry Schedule

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 Campus Program 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 "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