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 Food Pantry schedule is subject to change. Please check back and follow us on Instagram @deanzafoodpantry for last minute updates or email email@example.com with any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com