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 drive thru food pantries on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10:00am-12:00pm.


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 Center 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 Center and at VC East Campus during regular office hours.  Students coming to pick up food must bring their student ID number.

Food Pantry Drive Thru Schedule

Basic Needs Drive Thru Food Pantry August 23, 2022

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

Students in cars receiving bags from VC Food Pantry Event