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.

Summer & Fall In-person services
Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
May 23-August 17, 2022 closed closed 10-4 pm closed closed
August 22-Dec. 9, 2022 closed closed 10:30-4:30 pm 10:30-4:30 pm


Have you applied for CalFresh?

Covid-19 Emergency Grant

Are you having difficulty paying your college costs or experiencing a financial emergency related to attending college due to the COVID-19 pandemic ? If so, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant! Students enrolled for spring 2022 can apply for  $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! Learn more and 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 2022 campus map

Fall Hours:


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

Closed College Holidays