Food Pantry and CalFresh at De Anza


The Food Pantry is available to currently registered De Anza students. You must have a De Anza student ID (physical  or digital card) and be registered for the current term.

Visit the Food Pantry in the RSS building, room 127.

  • For hours, see the schedule below
  • Visit only once per week
  • Bring a bag!

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

Food Pantry logo


Schedule: Food Pantry and Mobile Pantry

The Food Pantry schedule is subject to change. Please check back and follow us on Instagram @deanzafoodpantry for last minute updates or email dafoodpantry@deanza.edu with any questions.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Feb. 13

  • Campus Pantry: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Mobile Pantry 1:45-3:15 p.m.

Feb. 14

  • Campus Pantry:  10a.m.-4 p.m.

Feb. 15

  • Campus Pantry: 10:00a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Prepared Food: 2-3p.m.

Feb. 20

  • Campus Pantry: 11:00a.m.-4:30p.m.

Feb. 21

  • Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Feb. 22

  • Campus Pantry: 10:00a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Prepared Food: 2-3 p.m.

Feb. 27

  • Campus Pantry: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Mobile Pantry 1:45-3:15 p.m.

Feb. 28

  • Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Feb. 29

  • Campus Pantry: 10a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Prepared Food: 2-3p.m.

Mar.5

  • Campus Pantry: 11a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mar. 6

  • Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mar.7

  • Campus Pantry: Noon - 3 p.m.
  • Prepared Food: 2-3 p.m.

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 email us at dafoodpantry@deanza.edu to ask questions or schedule a meeting to complete the application.


Grocery Gift Cards

Cards will only be distributed on the following distribution dates within a two week period. Distribution dates are subject to cancellation due to funding or change in supply.

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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have a receipt to submit, please submit submit it to dafoodpantry@deanza.edu

Students who maintain eligibility can request up to one card each distribution date, only while supplies last. 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. Receipts and requests are due no later than 5 p.m. the day before distribution dates to allow time to process requests. Receipts and requests submitted after 5pm on the day before distribution dates may not be processed in time for that date. No cards can be requested or granted retroactively.

Distribution Dates for Winter 2024:

  • Friday, Jan. 26
  • Friday, Feb. 9
  • Friday, Feb. 23
  • Friday, March 8
  • Friday, March 22

GROCERY GIFT CARD APPLICATION


Prepared Foods

Prepared foods are available every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. in Parking Lot A, courtesy of A La Carte and Loaves and Fishes.

You'll need to bring a bag to carry your selections. 


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 1:45-3:15 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
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