How it all began...
In mid-May 2013, the Office of Student Life started our very first food pantry-The Ohlone Pantry (TOP)- to help feed students in need. Since then, TOP has has provided food assistance to many students. We are thankful to the Ohlone Community and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Hunger Free Fund for providing us with the funding to not only continue the Ohlone Pantry but to grow as well.
Who, What, Where & How can I receive FREE food?
WHO: Any currently enrolled Ohlone Student can receive free food from The Ohlone Pantry.
WHAT: Our inventory provides supplemental groceries based on the recommended daily values needed suggested by choosemyplate.gov. Our inventory does fluctuate based on student needs and wants. We also provide students with an opportunity to shop for grocery items we may not have, such as milk, eggs, etc.
If there are shelf-stable items you would like to see more of please do not hesitate to suggest it to us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Office of Student Life; Fremont Campus Building 7, room 7210 Monday through Thursday 9am-4pm. Fridays by appointment only.
HOW: Stop by our office located at the FREMONT campus to sign up for the Ohlone Pantry Program.
Once a week, Ohlone Students can receive a bag of food and a grocery store gift card once a week (not to exceed three gift cards per month).
The Office of Student Life has also partnered with Tri-City Volunteer's Mobile Food Pantry to provide students with multiple Pop-Up Farmers Markets.
CalFresh - SNAP, aka Food Stamps
For more food support resources and information about CalFresh, a federal government funded nutrition program, please go to: http://mycalfresh.org/.
Local Food Banks
|Tri-City Volunteers||37350 Joseph St
Fremont, CA 94536
|League of Volunteers||8440 Central Ave
Newark, CA 94560
|lov.org||(Call for APPT)
|South Hayward Parish||27287 Patrick Ave
Hayward, CA 94544
|Community of Grace||380 Elmhurst St
Hayward, CA 94544
|Milpitas Food Pantry||1440 S. Main St
Milpitas, CA 95035
|Second Harvest||4001 N 1st St
San Jose, Ca 95134
Community Food Bank
7900 Edgewater Dr
|Alameda Food Bank||1900 Thau Way
Alameda, CA 94501
|7421 Amarillo Road
Dublin, CA 94568
Self-Care Supplies Station
SEPARATE from The Ohlone Pantry, the Office of Student Life houses a Self-Care Supplies Station for students FREE of charge.
This station is sponsored by the ASOC Student Government.
For more information on how to receive or DONATE please visit: www.ohlone.edu/studentlife OR www.ohlone.edu/asoc
or email us at email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions...
What is The Ohlone Pantry?
- It's a program to provide students with FREE supplemental groceries.
I'm only taking 2 units, can I still receive food from the Ohlone Pantry?
- YES! It doesn't matter how many units you're taking as long as you're currently enrolled!
How do I sign up?
- Visit The Office of Student Life at the Fremont Campus, Building 7 room 7210
I'm Vegan, Vegetarian; are there food options that I can still eat?
- YES! We do our best to provide a variety of food options, as well as providing students with a means of purchasing their own groceries at the store.
I'm an international student, am I elligible to enroll and receive food from the Ohlone Pantry?
- We would love to have you participate in the program; however, we must direct you to please speak with Kristi Radke regarding this question.
All other questions, comments or concerns please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org