Food Assistance

Nourishing the body, mind, and spirit

- We are here for you!

Location of food assistance
Location of food assistance

In order to support all LMC students, the LMC Marketplace provides on-going distribution of groceries and personal care items on the Pittsburg Campus.

We are here for you! Check this page regularly as these dates and times may be subject to change.

Food Assistance/Marketplace

Portable Building (Bldg. MP on the map view)
(Near Child Study Center & Parking Lot A): T, W, &Th 1pm - 5pm 

(925) 473-7411

LMCBasicNeeds@losmedanos.edu
  • LMC Marketplace Intake

    Marketplace logo

    Summer Hours
    Tuesdays:  1:00 PM-5:00PM
    Wednesdays:  1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
    Thursdays: 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

    Open to ALL LMC Students and Employees

    LMC Intake Form

  • What is CalFresh? 

    CalFresh logo

    CalFresh is a nutritional program that is funded by the government that helps eligible households buy healthy foods by issuing monthly electronic benefits (similar to a bank debit card) that can be used to buy most foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish at many markets, grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

    CalFresh is for everyone — employed and unemployed individuals, families, seniors, people with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, active and non-active military personnel. If you’re within the income limits, you may be eligible.

    If you are interested in applying for CalFresh, please complete the CalFresh Application and Release of Information Forms below. 

    CalFresh Application

    Release of Information Form

    Submit completed forms to Teresea Archaga, Director of Student Life

    CalFresh Income Guidelines 
    (October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024)

    People in Household
    *Household= a person living alone or a group of people living together who purchase and prepare food together
    Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Monthly Allotment
    1 $2,430 $291
    2 $3,288 $535
    3 $4,144 $766
    4 $5,000 $973
    5 $5,174 $1155

     

  • Community Resources

    food bank logo

    Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano


     

    John Muir Mobil Health Clinic- (925) 941-7912


     

    Bay Area Legal Aid (510) 250-5270



    Contra Costa Crisis Center (800) 833-2900 or TEXT "HOPE" to 20121


  • Donate Today!

    We depend on charitable donations to support the continued operation of the LMC Food Pantry. See below on how to help us sustain this program for students and their families.

    • We accept any non-perishable items including school supplies, personal care/hygiene products, feminine products, diapers, and formula (We cannot accept donations that are expired or opened) Bring items to the Food Pantry or Office of Student Life during business hours
    • If you are interested in donating funds to support the LMC Food Pantry, please send a check payable to the Los Medanos College Foundation or donate online to the Los Medanos College Foundation with "Food Pantry" on the memo line.

The LMC Food Pantry was established in the spring of 2017 with a mission of providing free food and resources to students . Whether you forgot to make your lunch, are waiting for your financial aid award, or are saving money for other expenses, we can help you.

If you would like to try delicious recipes to make with food from the LMC Pantry, you can visit the CalFresh Healthy Living Website