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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 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 weekly drive thru food pantry. 

Save the Date

Basic Needs Drive Thru Food Pantry 


VC Main Campus 

Every Tuesday

10:00am - 12:00pm

Central Campus Way


VC East Campus, Santa Paula

2nd & 4th Monday of the Month

4:00pm - 6:00pm

VCEC Parking lot 


Students must bring their student ID.  

Supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.  


For more information, please contact the Basic Needs Office at (805) 289-6583 or

Food Pantry 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