City Food Pantry

The City College Emergency Food Pantry is for students of the San Diego Community College District.  It started when a group of faculty and staff identified the need to provide much needed assistance to our students.  Through donations of cash, food and payroll deductions, we continue to offer our students access to much needed food.  Currently we offer this assistance two ways:
Where canned and dried food items that cannot otherwise be used in the pre-packed lunches are distributed to students as they become available.
These items are offered on Wednesday's, 12:00pm - 1:00pm on Gorton Quad. 
Students can fill one grocery bag full.
Helpful Emergency Lunch Program
The H.E.L.P. pre-packed lunches are located on City's campus in room BT211
Monday - Thursday, 8:00am-4:00pm
(or when the CalWORKs room L 121 @ City College office is open)

This just in from a City student. (email 10/31/11) “Hello... Today I was going thru a hard time no money no food and I was very hungry... The food pantry was able to help me out with a sack lunch and I just wanted to say thank you!!!”

Check this out!
Below are additional programs that may be of assistance to you!

Golden Share Foods Program
is a co-op program, each month they offer different menus of food items.  You can pick and choose, pre-pay, and arrange to pick-up your groceries once a month.

SNAP - Food Stamps  use this tool to see if you are eligible 

Food Stamp Resource Tool
- here's the good news - since there is no Summer semester, you are almost certain to be eligible now.  If you were turned down before, try again.  If you are turned down a second time, be sure you understand why, and if it doesn't make sense to you, please contact me and I will point you to a Food Stamp advocate if you are eligible.  It's worth the time!

San Diego Food Bank
This was the first donation received by the Food Pantry. Thanks to the Athletic department, we were able to feed our starving students - Go KNIGHTS!!! - please follow this link for specific qualification.

Jewish Family Services
  2728 6th Ave San Diego 92101 (St. Paul Cathedral), corner of 6th Ave and Olive. Phone (858) 637-3000 
Food distribution:

Treasure Box  - This is a co-op, much like Goldenshare

Feeding America San Diego - This is an organization, much like the SD Food Bank

Attached is a list of several other agencies and church's that have meal programs - call them first to be sure they are still providing this service.

If you, or someone you know is a gardener and has fresh produce to offer to the Food Pantry, please check out Ample Harvest.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, you may do so by making your check payable to City Food Pantry #377, a subsidiary of the
City College Foundation

Food donations can be made at room BT211, City College.

Special thanks to AFT (American Federation of Teachers Local 1931) for their continued generosity, to the Associated Student Body and to everyone who gives from the heart!  We'd also like to thank Quantum Digital Imaging for our graphic projects.

If you have any questions regarding the City Food Pantry, please contact us at, or call 619-388-4346