Food Resources at SMC
Bodega, SMC's first centralized food pantry, will be open on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., starting September 1. Bodega neighbors the main cafeteria on the east side (by the science building).
Any currently enrolled student is welcome to come by during operating hours and receive non-perishable food items, fresh produce, and toiletries.
Note: This event replaces the Pop-Up Drive-Thru Food Pantry.
To go to Bodega, all students must complete the following:
- Prior to arriving on campus, you must complete the COVID-19 symptom survey
- Upon arrival to campus, all parties must wear masks.
- All students must provide photo ID (SMC student ID, Driver's License, passport, etc.) and have your student ID number ready.
- Students must register for parking permits (free for Fall semester) to park on campus in parking structure 3 or 4, so please plan accordingly. Students who park in staff lots will be subjected to parking tickets. Bags will not be provided (so make sure to bring your own bags!
Check back for more updates!
SMC's food pantry is made possible by:
- Sunrise Produce
- Westside Food Bank
- Venice Family Clinic
- The Butter End Cakery
- SMC Foundation
- Vicente Foods
The Meal Project at SMC is a free food delivery program that delivers 7 meals a week
to your home
made fresh by Everytable. This project is made possible by the SMC Foundation and their partnership
with Everytable. The delivery area covers most of Los Angeles County. To be eligible, students must
email email@example.com to provide their student ID number and residential address for verification
You don’t have to choose between purchasing books and eating healthy! CalFresh is California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides individuals and families with money to buy food and groceries. You may be eligible for up to $192 per month in CalFresh benefits! Students and non-students can apply online at http://www.getcalfresh.org/. Applications can take as little as 10 minutes, are available in Spanish and Chinese languages, and you can receive money for food in as little as 30 days.
Individual assistance with the application may be scheduled with our Cal-Fresh specialist on Mondays and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. There may be additional considerations for international students, so we recommend consulting with SMC food security staff before applying.
For additional resources please visit the Student Resources webpage.
- Make a Tax Deductible Donation to FEED THEIR HOPES or Meal Project.
- Sign-Up: Pick from a list of items on Amazon and we will distribute most critically needed items:
- Pay-It-Forward: Sign up for the freshly prepared meal subscription offered by our food security partners Everytable. Use the code SMCFRIEND to unlock savings for you, while providing meals to a need student. (No long term commitments necessary.)
- Bake-A-Batch: In addition to supporting students, we have an Emergency Relief Team that is comprised of first responders and critical professionals who have been working 24/7 and need a little homemade love. Bake a batch of homemade cookies, place in a disposable container and drop at the designated address. For more information, visit.
- Deliver & Drop: Sign up to deliver and drop food to seniors or traditional students across the LA basin. Email foundation@SMC.edu and provide your name, email, phone number. We will send more information once we organize our first delivery next week.
- Share! Share! Share! The more that we can share the strength and show support to our neighbor, the more love and humanity will prevail through this challenging period.