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&Th 10am - 3pm & W 1pm - 5pm

The center will be closed Dec 15 - Jan 7

(925) 473-7411
  • LMC Marketplace Intake

    Marketplace logo

    Fall Hours
    Tuesdays  10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
    Wednesdays  1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
    Thursdays 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM


    Open to ALL LMC Students and Employees

    LMC Intake Form

  • Marketplace Winter Hours

    The LMC Marketplace will be open during the Winter on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-3 and  Wednesdays from 1-5. We will be closed from December 15, 2023 until 2023 to January 7, 2024.

  • What is CalFresh? 

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    Funded by the federal government, CalFresh is a nutritional program that can help households buy healthy foods.

    If you are interested in applying for the CalFresh benefit, 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

    Income Guidelines
    NOTE: September 1, 2022, eligibility for Calfresh will be updated. Please visit the LMC Marketplace for more information and updates.

    Household Size
    *Household= a person living alone or a group of people living together who purchase and prepare food together
    Gross Monthly Income Food Allotment Funding
    1 $2,128 $20-$250
    2 $ 2,904 $20-$459
    3 $3,660 $20-$658
    4 $4418 $20-$835
    5 $5,174 $20-$992


  • 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