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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a one-on-one zoom appointment.)
Grocery Gift Cards
Additional Food SupportAre 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
- Cupertino: West Valley Community Services, 10104 Vista Drive, phone: 408.255.8033
- Gilroy: St. Joseph’s Family Center, 7950 Church St. Suite A, phone: 408.842.6662
- Mountain View: Community Services Agency, 3204 Stierlin Rd., phone: 650.968.0836
- Palo Alto: LifeMoves Bredt Family and Children’s Center, 33 Encina Ave., phone: 650.853.8672
- San Jose:
- Sunnyvale: Sunnyvale Community Services, 725 Kifer Rd., phone: 408.738.4321
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.