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.
Current 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.
Menu coming soon!
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 food pantry is not able to accept any personal on-site donations at this time.
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