About the Food Pantry

In spring of 2018 the Diablo Valley College Food Pantry was established 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.

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, running on Foundation donations and grants from Kaiser Permanente, Whole Foods 365, Safeway, and the DVC Retirees Association Board. 

The food pantry is currently being staffed and operated during Fall and Spring semester. The pantry will close beginning May 25 at the end of the Spring term and resume operations on August 27, 2018 in the Fall. For any special needs during the non-operational timeframe, please contact the Student Life Office.

Eligibility

Current DVC students

Registration and Food Pickup Instructions

  1. First time pantry users: Please complete a quick and confidential Online Intake Application Form. This form is only required once per academic year and is only for funding and research purposes.
    Returning users: Please complete the Online Menu Request Form.
  2. Once a form is submitted, the Program Coordinator or Assistant will review and notify applicants of approval and pick up.
  3. A food bag will be prepared and ready for pickup during the below posted days and hours of operation at the DVC Food Pantry location (Student Union, downstairs in the Multicultural Center). Please provide your student ID card to the staff member.
  4. If you are unable to pick up your food items during the designated hours of operation, email slarkin@dvc.edu and we will see if someone will be available to assist you.

Menu

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.

Menu coming soon!

Food Pantry Survey - how was your experience? 

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.

Donations

The food pantry is not able to accept any personal on-site donations at this time.


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Contact Student Life

Contact: Sara Larkin
Telephone:  925-969-4269
Fax: 925-825-4389
Email:  slarkin@dvc.edu
Office location: Student Union Multicultural Center campus map
Hours:

Monday - Thursday
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
and
3:30 - 5:45 p.m.