Food Pantry and CalFresh at De Anza

The Food Pantry is available to currently registered De Anza students.

To be eligible, students must have a student ID, physical or digital, and be registered for current term.

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


Sept. 5

Campus Pantry: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sept. 6

Campus Pantry: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 12

Campus Pantry: 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Mobile Pantry 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Sept. 13

Campus Pantry: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sept. 19

Campus Pantry: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sept. 20

Campus Pantry: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sept. 26

Campus Pantry: 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Mobile Pantry 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Sept. 27

Campus Pantry: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

and Thursday Sept. 28

Campus Pantry: 12 p.m. to 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 ... Email us at to ask questions or to schedule a meeting to complete the application.

Grocery Gift Cards

Grocery Gift Card Request Form will open by Monday week 3. Please check back.

*if you have receipts to turn in from a previous quarter, you do not need to wait until week 3, please submit those ASAP*

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

Students who maintain eligibility can receive 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 5pm 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 fall 2023

  • October 13th
  • October 27th
  • November 9th *due to holiday
  • November 22nd *due to the Thanksgiving break
  • December 8th


Prepared Foods

Prepared foods are available every Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm 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

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
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