Food Pantry and CalFresh at De Anza


The Food Pantry is available to any De Anza student.

To be eligible, students must have a student ID, physical or digital.

  • Visit the Food Pantry in the RSS building, room 127.
  • Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Campus Pantry is closed at 1:30pm 2nd and 4th Tuesday's while the Mobile Pantry is open! (See the schedule below.)
  • Visit once per week
  • Don't forget to bring a bag!

The De Anza Food Pantry is operated in collaboration with West Valley Community Services, which also operates the Mobile Food Pantry that visits campus twice a month, and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Food Pantry logo


Schedule – Food Pantry and Mobile Pantry

Visit us Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

November 29th:

Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

November 30th:

Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

December 6th:

Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

December 7th:

Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

December 13th:

Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

and

Mobile Pantry: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

December 14th:

Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Food Pantry will return after winter

break in a limited capacity

January 3rd, and back fully

January 10th!

 

CalFresh: Need Money for Food?

Find 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, restaurants and farmers' markets

To find out if you qualify, get help with your application, or extend your eligibility ... You can ask questions or get help via Zoom on Thursdays, from noon to 2 p.m., by joining the online Zoom session.

CalFresh Zoom hours are cancelled for Thursday December 8th. If you need help with your CalFresh application, you can always email us for an appointment at DAfoodpantry@deanza.edu


Grocery Gift Cards

Cards will only be distributed on the following distribution dates within a two week period.

Students are responsible for maintaining eligibility. Please review the full guidelines which will be sent via email with your first requested card as well as the FAQ's.

Students who maintain eligibility can receive up to one card each distribution date. Eligible students must submit a new request, using the request form in the link below, only after submitting receipts in order to receive a new card for each distribution date, while supplies last. Receipts are due no later than noon on distribution dates to allow time to process requests. Receipts and requests submitted after noon on distribution date may not be processed in time for that date and will be rolled over to the next distribution date. No cards can be requested or granted retroactively.

Apply for Grocery Card

Distribution dates for fall 2022

  • October 7th
  • October 21st
  • November 4th
  • November 18th
  • December 2nd
  • December 16th


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 1:30-3:30 p.m.

You'll need to bring your student ID. 

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.

For more information, contact the De Anza Food Pantry 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.  

mobile food pantry truck

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.


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.


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 Farmers' Market

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.


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