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Due to COVID-19 precautions we are currently working remotely. Please reach out via email:
Please make sure to check your Ohlone Emails. For more information please visit:

Holiday Food Basket

The Office of Student Life is hosting a NO-Contact drive-by pick up giveaway of our traditional Holiday Food Baskets to say "Thank you" to our students.
This event is open to all our actively enrolled Ohlone Students, but the number of baskets is limited.
They will be given out on a first come, first serve basis - based on the following sign-up sheet: 
After signing up - students will receive an email with instructions on how, where & when to pick up the baskets; please read through that email as the student will need to confirm. If we do not receive confirmation from the student within the given timeframe, we'll move on to the next student on the list.

Flyer, fall photo of pumpkins & leaves. Text reads: Ohlone is thankful for our students! To give thanks Student Life is giving out Holiday Food Baskets. Limited to 50 students. Please visit: to sign up. NO-Contact Drive Up Pick Up only. Pick-Up details will be emailed to those who've signed up.

How TOP all began...

In mid-May 2013, the Office of Student Life's previous Program Coordinator Renee Gonzales, 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.

Due to COVID-19 precautions we are currently working remotely. Please see below to find out how to apply for food assistance.


Step One: Complete the following enrollment form for the FALL of 2020 (enrollment is by semester): CLICK HERE (
*If you need assistance filling out the linked form please email:

Step Two: Sign and date the following Liability Release Form (PDF), email this form to

Physical office is temporarily CLOSED. Please check your Ohlone Emails. For more information please visit:

CalFresh - SNAP, aka Food Stamps

For more food support resources and information about CalFresh, a federal government funded nutrition program, please go to:

Local Food Banks OPEN during "Shelter In Place" order

Name Address Phone # Website Hours Notes
Tri-City Volunteers (TCV) 37350 Joseph St Fremont, CA 94536
510-793-4583 M-Th 9:30am-2:30pm Passing out boxes & bags of food
Fremont Resources Center (FRC) 39155 Liberty Street Fremont, CA 94537 Millennium Room (A120) 510-574-2000 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am First come first serve.
Wells Fargo Drive-Thru Food Pantry 3440 Walnut Avenue Fremont, CA 94538 Drive Thru Food Pantry July 10th- August 28 Fridays only 9:30am-2:30pm Passing out boxes of food  
Second Harvest 4001 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134 408-266-8866 M-F 9:00am-5:00pm Call them to make arrangements
League of Volunteers 8440 Central Ave Newark, CA 94560 510-793-5683 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm Call to schedule Pickups and deliveries
South Hayward Parish 27287 Patrick Ave Hayward, CA 94544 510-785-3663 Tues-Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm Call to make arrangements
Community of Grace 380 Elmhurst St Hayward, CA 94544 510-783-8062 Wednesdays only 11:00am Serves Hayward, Castro Valley and San Leandro residents
Alameda Food Bank 650 West Ranger Avenue Alameda, CA 94501 510-523-5850 Mon, Wed, and Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm 1900 Thau Way address is not serving food, Go to warehouse at address to left
Alameda County Community Food Bank 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621 510-635-3663 Call their help line at 510-635-3663 Go on website or Call the help line. Phone # in box to the left

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.

Due to COVID-19 precautions we are currently working remotely. Please reach out via email:
Please check your Ohlone Emails. For more information please visit:

For more information on how to receive or DONATE please visit: or email us at


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?
  • Due to COVID19 the campus is only open for limited services, can I pick up a bag of food from campus?
    • No, The Ohlone Pantry is currently (temporarily) closed. Instead we are handing out funds to qualified Ohlone students, so they themselves can purchase their own groceries.
  • 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