Food Pantry and CalFresh at De Anza!

Are you having difficulty paying for food? Check out the Food Pantry and these additional programs on our campus.

  • Mobile Food Pantry 
  • CalFresh
    • Need assistance with the CalFresh application? You can ask questions or get help via Zoom on Thursdays, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., by clicking this link.

A mobile pantry from West Valley Community Services will continue to visit Parking Lot A on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, from 1-3:30 p.m., while the De Anza Food Pantry is temporarily closed. Please note the mobile pantry may be delayed in it's arrival and will remain until supplies last. A La Carte will also be present and distributing prepared foods from 1:30-3 p.m. Please plan accordingly if you would like to access both resources.

Grocery Gift Cards

Additional Food Support

Are you experiencing greater food needs due to COVID-19? You can submit a request for a grocery store gift card here. All requests will be considered for eligibility and while supplies last.

Resources Available in Santa Clara County

You also may find food assistance through the following programs. (Please contact them to find out their eligibility requirements.) You'll find more resources on our Basic Needs Resources webpage.


Free "Grab and Go" Meals in San José

Free breakfast or lunch for K-12 students, thanks to the city of San José and San José Unified School District. Check out their dates, times, and locations here.


Second Harvest Food Bank Hotline

To find a food distribution center or delivery program near you

  • Call the Second Harvest Food Connection hotline at 1.800.984.3663
  • Text “GETFOOD” to 408.455.5181
  • Send an email to  getfood@shfb.org 

Mobile Food Pantry

A mobile pantry from West Valley Community Services will continue to visit Parking Lot A on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

You'll need to bring your student ID. 

For more information, contact the Outreach Office at dafoodpantry@deanza.edu.

The De Anza Food Pantry is operated in collaboration with West Valley Community Services and the Second Harvest Food Bank. You can read about the Food Pantry in the Mercury News.  

Help Support the Food Pantry

Food insecurity among college students is a serious issue. A recent survey of De Anza students found nearly four out of ten experienced food insecurity. In the 2018-19 academic year the De Anza Food Pantry was accessed by 419 unduplicated students a total of 2,245 times. Please consider supporting student achievement through access to food. Visit the Foothill-De Anza Foundation's Quick Donate webpage and designate your gift for the De Anza Food Pantry


Mobile Food Pantry and Mobile Farmers' Market

mobile food pantry truckIf you need food assistance, the Mobile Food Pantry truck will be in Parking Lot A on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 1-3:30 p.m- while supplies last. Look for it near the student drop-off area.

You can find fresh produce, meat, dairy products, dry goods and canned items in the mobile pantry, courtesy of West Valley Community Services and De Anza College. 


mobile pantry photos


Mobile Farmers' Market: Every Thursday in Main Quad

mobile farmer's market truck

The Mobile Farmers' Market service has been temporarily discontinued. Please see the list of organizations at the top of this page for other sources of food assistance.


CalFresh: Need Money for Food?

CalFresh flyerFind out if you're eligible for CalFresh!

  • Monthly cash assistance for purchasing food
  • Provided via EBT debit card (looks like any other debit card)
  • Use it to buy groceries and fresh produce at participating stores and farmers' markets

To find out if you qualify, get help with your application, or extend your eligibility ...

  • Visit the Second Harvest website
  • Get help with the CalFresh application via Zoom. Help sessions are offered on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join the session by clicking this link.
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