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.

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, you will receive an email.

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.

Spring and Summer In-person services
Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jan. 18-May 18, 2023 closed closed 10:30-4:30 pm 10:30-4:30 pm closed
May 24-June 28 closed closed 10-3 pm closed

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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.

Donations

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


Contact Student Life

Richard

Richard Stanfield, Program Assistant

rstanfield@dvc.edu

Telephone:  925-969-2355 or extension 22355
Office location: Student Union Room 101 through Summer 2023 campus map

Fall Hours:

 

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

Closed College Holidays