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. – except for the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, when the Mobile Food Pantry will visit campus. (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 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., except for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month – when you can visit the Mobile Pantry from 1 to 3 p.m.

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

August 2nd:

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

August 3rd:

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

August 9th:

Mobile Pantry: 1-3 p.m.

August 10th:

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

August 16th:

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

August 17th:

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

August 23rd:

Mobile Pantry: 1-3 p.m.

August 24th:

Campus Pantry: 10 a.m.-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 ask questions or get help via Zoom on Thursdays, from noon to 2 p.m., by joining the online Zoom session.


Grocery Gift Cards

Grocery gift card distribution has ended for the summer, effective Aug. 4, and will resume with the start of fall quarter on Sept. 26.

  • If you require food assistance during this time, our campus pantry and mobile pantry will continue without interruption.
  • If you need assistance locating a food pantry near you, please email us for assistance at DAfoodpantry@deanza.edu


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.


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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