In spring of 2018 the Diablo Valley College Food Pantry was established in the Student Union Multicultural Center through the leadership of DVC’s Associated Students in partnership with and support from college administration, Student Life Office, the Foundation Office, the English Department, and Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank. The purpose of the food pantry is to provide emergency, supplemental food to DVC students to assist in fighting food insecurities one step at a time. Food insecurities are when an individual is unaware of where their next meal will be or having limited access to food.
During school closure the college will offer food distribution approximately every two weeks in the cafeteria. Please contact Dietra Prater-Slack for more information.
Summer Food Distribution Scheduled in the DVC Cafeteria, please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
Are you facing unexpected expenses as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and
the transition to remote classes and services? If so, you may be eligible for the
COVID-19 Emergency Grant! Students enrolled for summer 2020 can apply for a one-time
$500 grant to help with books, supplies, housing, food, transportation, technology
needs, health care, child care and other costs. Don’t let a financial emergency keep
you from completing your educational goals at DVC! Funds are limited! Apply now!
Covid-19 Emergency Grant
Are you facing unexpected expenses as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to remote classes and services? If so, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant! Students enrolled for summer 2020 can apply for a one-time $500 grant to help with books, supplies, housing, food, transportation, technology needs, health care, child care and other costs. Don’t let a financial emergency keep you from completing your educational goals at DVC! Funds are limited! Apply now!
The following community resources are also available:
AuntBertha - Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
Also, students can always call 211 to get referrals to other nearby pantries as well as other services.
We know that a number of DVC students face serious financial challenges and are food insecure. Research indicates that students without proper nutrition can have trouble focusing on school work and that they often worry about where they will find their next meal. The pantry will serve as a free supplemental food resource for all students who may need it. This service is made possible by DVC Foundation donations and grants from Kaiser Permanente, Whole Foods 365, Safeway, DVC Retirees Association Board, Community Health Fund and the Chancellor's Office.
The food pantry is currently being staffed and operated during Fall and Spring semesters. For any special needs during the non-operational timeframe, please contact the Student Life Office.
Holiday food distribution locations www.foodbankccs.org/getfood
Currently enrolled DVC students
Registration and Food Pickup Instructions
Currently the pantry only serves non-perishable food items, and an updated menu will be available weekly. Please note that items are available on a first come first serve basis and some items may not be in stock. Individuals may select 5 items twice a week and family households may select up to 10 items twice a week.
We value and encourage your input about your experience at the food pantry. Please take a moment to complete this online survey. Your feedback is invaluable and will help inform how the pantry can provide you with better resources and services. Thank you for your time.
The DVC Foundation accepts monetary donations. However, the food pantry does not currently accept food, personal hygiene and toiletry donations.
Dietra Prater-Slack, Program Assistant
|Telephone:||925-969-2355 or extension 22355|
|Office location:||Student Union Multicultural Center campus map|
Fall and Spring Hours:
Monday - Thursday