Food Pantry and CalFresh at De Anza


The Campus Food Pantry is back!

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 10am to 2pm.

The De Anza Food Pantry is operated in collaboration with West Valley Community Services and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Food Pantry logo



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 11 a.m.-1 p.m., by clicking this link. (CalFresh zoom hours are cancelled 9/16/21. Please email dafoodpantry@deanza.edu for a one-on-one zoom appointment.)


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.




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 1:00-3:00 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.

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 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.


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