The Office of Student Affairs maintains a FOOD BANK for Palomar College students who need a helping hand with emergency hunger.  Eligible students have access to the Food Bank by completing the Food Bank Application Form. It must be signed by a Palomar College employee, serving as a referral by having an understanding of the student applicant’s emergency food request. Referrals typically include, but are not limited to, the DRC, Veteran’s office, EOPS, TRIO, LGBTQ faculty advisors, club advisors, faculty members, coaches, and counselors.  Any one of these departments will be able to help students complete the application form.

Food is distributed according to the number of immediate family members (significant other/partner/spouse and/or minor children) and the availability of items.  Eligible students may use our Food Bank services once a month. Food Bank requests are typically filled within a few hours or available for pick-up by the end of the work day.

Donations may be made to the Food Bank through the Office of Student Affairs.  Items should be non-perishable cannot be stale-dated. Stale-dated (expired) items cannot be accepted. Monetary donations may be given to the Office of Student Affairs for the Food Bank Fund. Funds are deposited in a special account and only used to restock the Food Bank as needed.

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Food Bank Policy