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Food Resources

People giving out foodFood Share Because We Care (AHC)

Every Thursday of the month, students are welcomed to pick up non-perishable food and produce at the Mechanics Bank student center patio located on the South side of building G.

Services are provided at both AHC sites:

  • Santa Maria, starting at 11:30am
  • Lompoc, starting at 2:30pm

Lunch Locker (On Campus)

Non-perishable food products displayedThe lunch locker is designed for students to have access to non-perishable food items on Monday-Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday's the students can take advantage of the Food Share Because We Care. Lunch Locker is accessible to students in both the Lompoc and Santa Maria campuses:

Santa Maria, 8am-4pm in the Student Center room G105

Lompoc, 8am-12pm in Room 2-116


Food BankStaff distrubuting food donated by the Food Bank

The food bank is a great resource for individuals to utilize and get access to food, education, and other resources within their communities.

Women, Infant, and Children Program (WIC)

WIC is a nutritional program for woman, infants and children in which the families are provided with checks to buy healthy foods, nutrition, and educational classes. The following are few of the populations they serve:

  • Pregnant women
  • Postpartum women until 6 months
  • Breastfeeding women until 1 year
  • Infants
  • Children under the age of 5 including foster children

Cal-FreshVegetables displayed for photo

CalFresh is a financial aid program that helps students buy food and eat healthier foods. It is presented in a form of a debit card and with very little restrictions on the foods you can not buy, it is worth the time to apply. On average eligible students get $150/month.

Important: Effective April 28, 2020 CF clients may purchase grocery items at select retailers (Amazon & Walmart)