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
|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)|
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