FRESH Food & Life Pantry

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What is FRESH

FRESH stands for Food, Resources, and Education to Stop Hunger.

The FRESH Food and Life Pantry is a student-led organization that addresses food insecurity at Chabot College and the larger community to reduce hunger as a roadblock to educational and personal achievement.

Who We Serve

All the resources and services that FRESH offers are free and open to the public.
Everyone is welcome!

If you are parking on campus, a parking permit is required. Permit fees are posted on the parking website.

The Pop-Ups

FRESH offers free fresh produce and non-perishable foods at our bi-monthly pop-ups. Pop-ups are held every semester on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of the month, including summer.

Fall 2019 Schedule

  • Wednesday, August 28th at the Grand Court
  • Wednesday, September 11th at the cafeteria
  • Tuesday, September 24th at the cafeteria

The hours for all three are 11 am - 3 pm (or until the food runs out)
 

More Than Just Food

Since May 2017, FRESH has served the Chabot community’s needs around food. However, from the beginning, we have held the enduring vision of a Life Pantry program to meet students’ needs even more comprehensively, and to address other issues that affect students’ success in school.

Therefore, at each pop-up, we also:

  • Offer clothing, hygiene products, and other basic necessities, when available
  • Connect students with CalFRESH representatives. Learn more at the CalFresh website.
  • Connect students with other programs and resources on campus, such as El Centro, MESA, CalWORKs, the Financial Aid office, and the Health Center.

Beyond the pop-ups, we:

  • Partner with Chabot faculty and their classes to:
    • Develop recipes to inspire new ways of eating healthy with the food distributed provided by the pantry
    • Survey students needs at Chabot beyond food, and to develop relationships with local stores and organizations for possible donations
    • Facilitate discussions about food insecurity
  • Coordinate with local organizations to provide students with job opportunities or other free resources and programs

Get Involved

We are so grateful for every volunteer and organization, across the campus and beyond, who have put their energy and passion into bringing FRESH to life.

You can volunteer at our next pantry by emailing us at FRESHpantry@chabotcollege.edu and we will add you to our volunteer email list.

If your organization would like to table at our next pantry or to make a donation, please email FRESH pantry.