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Hungry? Hot Food, Coffee, Acai Bowls & More for Sale; Also, Check the LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry

Looking for something to eat while you're on campus? Monarch Cafe (cafeteria) sells hot, made-to-order food in SU 133, Lion Cafe (coffee bar) sells coffee, smoothies, acai bowls and snacks in SU 167, and Monarch Campus Store (bookstore) sells snacks, candy and cold drinks in SU 150. Vending machines are also available on campus. In addition, the on-campus Helping Hands Food Pantry is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the CC-Monarch Patio.

Hungry? Hot Food, Coffee, Acai Bowls & More for Sale; Also, Check the LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry

Los Angeles Valley College has several on-campus food options for students, faculty, staff and guests. The Student Union is home to the college cafeteria called the Monarch Cafe, the campus coffee bar called the Lion Cafe, and the college bookstore called the Monarch Campus Store. There are also are vending machines located throughout the campus. In addition, the campus offers a food pantry for students and faculty/staff in need.

Students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to utilize one of the following food options on campus:

MONARCH CAFE

The Monarch Cafe (or cafeteria), which is located in Student Union (SU) 133 on the first floor of the Student Union, offers daily fresh, made-to-order menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also offers snacks, grab-and-go food choices, and weekly specials. Students, faculty, staff and guests can choose menu items from four different food stations: Monarch Grill (burgers), Block & Barrel (sandwiches), Fusion (international), Tomato Tomato (Italian), and Casa Solana (Latino).

The following are the Monarch Cafe's Spring 2019 hours of operation:

  • From February 4-June 3, the Monarch Cafe is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Spring Break, and campus holidays.

Operated by Pacific Dining Food Service Management, the Monarch Cafe also offers catering services for special events on campus. View the Pacific Dining catering menu.

LION CAFE

The Lion Cafe (campus coffee/snack bar) is located in Student Union (SU) 167 on the southeast corner of the Student Union. Proudly brewing Peet's Coffee, the Lion Cafe offers espresso, Javiva blended coffee beverages, cold brew, hot and iced tea, and coffee-free beverages. It is now also selling fresh fruit smoothies and acai bowls, as well as cold drinks, snacks, and more! 

The following are the Lion Cafe's Spring 2019 hours of operation:

  • From February 4-9, the Lion Cafe's extended hours are Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • From February 11-15, the Lion Cafe's extended hours are open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and closed on Friday for the Presidents' Day weekend.
  • From February 18-22, the Lion Cafe is closed on Monday for the Presidents' Day, and resumes its normal hours of operation of Tuesday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • From February 25-June 3, the Lion Cafe is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and closed on Saturday, Sunday, Spring Break, and campus holidays.

MONARCH CAMPUS STORE

The Monarch Campus Store (or LAVC Bookstore) is located in Student Union (SU) 150. The Campus Bookstore sells new and used textbooks, software, supplies, and LAVC-branded apparel. It also offers textbook rentals (search in the "Buy Textbooks" section of the Bookstore Web page) and a book loan program for qualified students who receive financial aid (students who qualify for a book load will receive a notice to his/her student.laccd.edu email address). 

The following are the Monarch Campus Store's Spring 2019 hours of operation: 

  • From January 28-February 2, the Campus Store's extended hours are open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • From February 4-9, the Campus Store's extended hours are open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • From February 11-15, the Campus Store's extended hours on Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., and closed on Friday for the President's Day weekend.
  • From February 18-22, the Campus Store resumes its normal hours of operation, but is closed on Monday for the Presidents' Day and open Tuesday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  • From February 25-June 3, the Campus Store is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and closed on Saturday, Sunday, Spring Break, and campus holidays.

CAMPUS VENDING MACHINES

Food and drinks are also available at vending machines located in various locations throughout the campus. These vending machines offer a range of grab-and-go items to purchase including prepared food and snacks, candy, soft drinks, coffee, and more.

Campus vending machines are located outside the Campus Center, Library & Academic Resource Center, Student Union, Parking Structure, Business Journalism, Behavioral Sciences, and the Administration 3 bungalow.

For any questions or concerns about campus vending machines, contact the LAVC Administrative Services Office at (818) 947-2336.

HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY

To help meet the needs of our homeless and food insecure on campus, LAVC operates the LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry. The campus food pantry is open to all students, faculty, and staff, and offers a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, dry and canned foods, milk and juice. It also has a representative on hand to assist students with applying to the CalFresh program.

  • From February 5-May 29, the LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center's Monarch Patio.

For more information on the LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry, contact Emily Mutunda or Ellie Rabani in the LAVC CalWORKs Office at (818) 947-2976.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 4/21/2019 5:01:15 PM