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The LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry accepts online monetary donations through the LAVC Foundation.

Donate online now to the LAVC Foundation

(Select the "Helping Hands Project" Fund)



LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry

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The LAVC Helping Hands Food pantry has a limited amount of food/food cards available for distribution to eligible students who meet income and other requirements. LAVC students interested in monthly food distribution must complete an application. Applications are limited and will be made available during the last two weeks of the month only. 

Click on the picture below during the application period to apply:


Apply for CalFresh Online !

CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-income and provides economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is the largest food program in California and provides an essential hunger safety net. CalFresh is federally mandated and in California, is state-supervised and county-operated. CalFresh benefits can help buy nutritious foods for a better diet. CalFresh benefits stretch food budgets, allowing individuals and families to afford nutritious food, including more fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods. The amount of benefits a household receives is dependent on household size countable income, and monthly expenses, such as housing and utilities. The program issues monthly benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Food may be purchased at any grocery store or farmers market that accepts EBT cards.

Assistance in applying for CalFresh is available, email   

To find a Food Pantry in your area, visit the Los Angeles Food Bank locator webpage

To download an app to locate grab and go food centers, visit CA Meals for Kids Mobile Application website.  

Call National Hunger Hotline 

Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-348-6479, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 10:00 pm EST for help locating local feeding sites, food banks, or food pantries. 


211 is a vital service that connects people to assistance in the community. 

The People’s Guide gives practical information about how to get food, money, housing, health care and other help from government programs and community services. 


Hunger-Free Campus / Helping Hands Food Pantry 

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) has launched its Hunger-Free Campus Initiative with the goal to help support students on campus who are hungry and/or food insecure.

California State Legislature approved funding to provide services that address food security of students pursuant to SB 85. The goal of this "hunger free campus" initiative is to:


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