About the DVC Food Pantry                           

Food Pantry services

Currently enrolled students are eligible for Food Pantry services! Visit our new self-serve shopping experience. Please bring your reusable grocery bag. New students please fill out the intake form first.

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. You may pick up a bag of groceries at any time during our business hours at the Student Union front desk.

Attend San Ramon Campus?  For more information about their program see the Basic Needs web page.

 Summer and Fall 2024 hours of operation
Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
May 20 - Aug. 16 Closed Closed 10 am-3 pm Closed Campus Closed
Aug. 21- Dec. 13 Closed Closed 10:30 am-4:30 pm 10:30 am-4:30 pm Closed

Free Produce Days

These events are held twice per semester fall and spring providing a variety of vegetables and fruits promoting healthy eating.  Please join us in front of the Student Union Building on Thursdays from 12-3 pm on:

  • October 24
  • November 21
  • March 6
  • and April 10 .

Have you applied for CalFresh?

Other Basic Needs Resources (video)

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 in the Student Union Building by 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


Frances Devecchi, Interim Program Assistant

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

Fall/Spring Hours:

Summer Wednesdays 10-3 pm

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

Closed College Holidays