Student Life

Feeding into Student Success: Nourishing the body, mind, and spirit

LMC Food Pantry

Calfresh Application and Community Resources
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In order to support all LMC students, the LMC Food Pantry will host special hours of operation

Complete Intake (if first time visitor of pantry)


LMC is here for you * Check this page regularly as these dates and times may be subject to change

Weekly Special Hours from May 1-June 30
Mondays   2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Thursdays 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Open to ALL LMC Students
- Must present LMC student ID or provide student ID number
- As we are honoring the shelter in place mandate, you must leave campus immediately after food pick up
-Sorry. As the bags will be pre-packaged, we cannot make substitutions at this time

* If you have any dietary restrictions, please email us at by no later than 11 AM the day of the pick up. If we can accommodate dietary needs, we will do so.

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

Are you a participant or recipient of Equal Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) or Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), Puente Program, Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program, Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), a former foster youth, or have been determined eligible for federal work study? You may qualify for the CalFresh program.

If you are interested in applying for the CalFresh benefit through LMC Food Pantry, please complete the CalFresh application below along with the Release of Information Form which we use to support the process of approval with Contra Costa County Health & Human Services. You may scan and email forms to Teresea Archaga at or bring them to the LMC Food Pantry pick up on either Monday (10-12 PM) or Thursday (1-3 PM) at the LMC Pittsburg Campus library.

CalFresh Application                           Release of Information Authorization

Community Resources
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

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.
  • District Faculty and Staff consider a Payroll Contribution 

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.


All cooking demonstrations have been cancelled for the spring 2020 term.
If you would like to try delicious recipes to make with food from the LMC Pantry, you can visit the CalFresh Healthy Living website to see how.

Contact Us
Temporary Location: Library L-109
Phone: (925) 473-7552
For information, please email