About the DVC Food Pantry                           

Food Pantry services

Currently enrolled students are eligible for Food Pantry services!

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. After submission, please contact pantry staff by email dprater-slack@dvc.edu for welcoming and orientation.  

We are open on the following days and times and located in the Student Union Building on the first floor, room 101. Please wear a face mask and remember to bring a rolling cart to help transport groceries.

Fall 2021
Winter Break 2021
  • Wednesday - 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday - 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday - 10 am - 2 pm

Dec. 13 - Jan. 14, 2022:

  • TBD

Have you applied for CalFresh?

Culinary Program partners with DVC Food Pantry offering fresh cooked "meals to go"

Available while supply lasts, on Thursdays at 1--4:30 pm and Fridays 10 am-2 pm. 

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 or are your facing financial difficulty meeting your cost of attendance? If so, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant! Students enrolled for fall 2021 can apply for a one-time $1000 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 DVC Food Pantry

DVC Food PantryWe know that a number of DVC students face serious financial challenges and are food insecure. According to the 2018-2019 HOPE Study, forty-one percent of Diablo Valley College students experience low or very low levels of food security. Food insecurities affect students’ ability to concentrate and focus on their academic studies. Students also struggle to balance proper nutrition with paying college tuition.  

The DVC Food Pantry serves as a free supplemental food resource for all students who may need it. This service was made possible by the California Chancellor's Office Hunger Free allocation, DVC Foundation donations from faculty, staff and community members, DVC Retirees Association Board, and grants from Kaiser Permanente, Whole Foods 365, Safeway, and the John Muir Community Health Fund. 

The Diablo Valley College Food Pantry opened March 2018. It was established in the Student Union Multicultural Center through the leadership of DVC’s Associated Students in partnership with the:

  • English Department,
  • College Administration,
  • Student Life Office,
  • Foundation Office, and
  • Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank.


The DVC Foundation accepts monetary donations. However, the food pantry does not currently accept food, personal hygiene and toiletry donations.  

Contact Student Life

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Dietra Prater-Slack, Program Assistant

Dietra Prater-Slack

Telephone:  925-969-2355 or extension 22355
Office location: Student Union Room 101 through Fall 2021 campus map

Fall  Hours:


Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 am-4:30 pm

Friday 10 am-2 pm
Closed College Holidays