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The Ohlone Pantry is a FREE food assistance program, open to ALL currently enrolled Ohlone Students! 

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Free farmer's market for all Ohlone Students & employees. 11am to 1pm on Thursday 12/9 at Newark in the courtyard and Friday 12/10 at Fremont outside of Building 7.


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.

How can I receive FREE food?

All currently enrolled Ohlone Student can receive free food from The Ohlone Pantry.

Step One: Complete the following enrollment form for the Fall of 2021 (enrollment is by semester):
*If you need assistance filling out the linked form please email:

Step Two: If you signed up you'll be receiving an email confirmation once the requests have been processed (generally the day the form closes).
You must respond to that email so we may finalize your request and send you a virtual gift card to your email.

The following Liability Release Form (PDF), will be emailed to you via Adobe Sign for signing after you've completed the enrollment form. (You may send it in on your own if you wish.) The email will come from "Alexandria Eoff" and you just need to click the link to the form and it will ask for you signature. You may sign it via a smart device or using the computer.

Due to COVID-19 precautions we are currently working remotely. Please reach out via email: sends e-mail)
Please make sure to always check your Ohlone Emails for important updates, outreach, and event flyers.

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


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