Students can click here to RSVP for Future Distributions
Did you know that over 50% of students at Evergreen Valley College have reported being food insecure within the past month?
The Evergreen Valley College F.R.E.S.H (Food, Resources, and Education to Stop Hunger) Market was established to provide immediate food needs of EVC students by providing a variety of non-perishable food items. The F.R.E.S.H Market provides grab-and-go options (granola bars, microwavable soups and noodles, etc.) and other options ( boxed cereal, canned goods, etc.) that may require students to prepare. The market is maintained in partnership with the Office of Student Life, the Associated Student Government, Second Harvest Food Bank, and New Seasons Market.
How to Access the F.R.E.S.H Market
Students must be enrolled in at least 1 credit to be eligible to receive items from the F.R.E.S.H Market. The F.R.E.S.H Market is located on the first floor of the Gullo I Student Center in Room 114 directly near the ATM machines.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 12:00pm-4:00pmFridays: By Appointment Only
If a student needs access to the pantry outside the above listed hours please email the Office of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 223-6768.
How to Donate
We are constantly taking donations in order to keep the shelves of the F.R.E.S.H Market stocked. Please drop off all donations to the Office of Student Life in Gullo I-203 or Gullo I-205 during normal business hours on Fridays ONLY.
Please note: the EVC F.R.E.S.H Market will only accept donations of non-perishable food items and plastic utensils. Below is the list of items the pantry is always in need of:
*denotes high need items
Cans of Tuna*
Cans of Chicken*
Macaroni and Cheese*
Cans of Ravioli/SpaghettiO's*
Hamburger Helper and other related Boxed Meals*
Boxes of Cereal*
Instant Oatmeal (individual packets) *
Microwaveable Frozen Meals*
For Financial Donations, please visit the San Jose Evergreen Community College Foundation website. Under "I want to support" Emergency Funds-EVC Students. Financial Donations help to ensure the purchase of grocery gift cards for students, the purchase of special diet items not donated such as vegan, halal, and Kosher items, and provide one-time emergency grants to students in need.
The C.A.R.E (Career Apparel and Resources for Educational Success) Closet was established in 2018 by the Associated Student Government. The C.A.R.E Closet was established to provide immediate basic need items to EVC students. The closet is maintained by the Associated Student Government as part of their annual budget. The closet is located in Gullo I-106.
How To Donate
The Associated Student Government is available to accept donations in order to keep the shelves of the C.A.R.E Closet stocked. Please drop off all donations to the Associated Student Government Office in Gullo I-204 or the Office of Student Life in Gullo I-203/Gullo I-205 during normal business hours on Fridays ONLY.
Below is the list of items the pantry is always in need of:Soap, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Floss, Lotion, Deodorant, Feminine Hygiene Products, Diapers, Laundry Detergent, Towels
Second Harvest Food Distribution
In partnership with CalWorks and Second Harvest Food Bank, EVC offers a once a month food distribution that is open to all currently enrolled students. The distribution takes place the First Friday of every month inside of Parking Lot 1 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Students can access Parking Lot 1 through the San Felipe entrance of campus. It is recommended that students bring tote bags, grocery bags, or carts to assist in carrying food items.
Food is available as first come, first serve so it is best that students arrive early. If students have class during the time of the distribution they may contact the Office of Student Life at email@example.com to have items placed aside. Students needing this accommodation must email no later than 5:00pm the Monday before the distribution. All items must be picked up from the Office of Student Life by 3:30pm. Items not picked up will be taken to the EVC F.R.E.S.H Market.
Assembly Bill 1995 was signed in 2016 by Governor Brown. This Assembly Bill authorizes any student enrolled in a California Community College that is facing a financial or housing crisis the opportunity to shower in the locker room facilities maintained by the college without the requirement of enrollment in a physical education (PE) course or athletic department program.
In order to access the showers students must currently be enrolled in coursework, have paid their enrollment fees, and be in good standing with the San Jose Evergreen Community College District.
Showers are offered Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-4:00pm and Fridays from 8:00am-12:00pm inside of the PE Building. If needed, students may pick up essential item such as soap, towels, and shampoo from the EVC C.A.R.E Closet located inside of Gullo I-106.
The Associated Student Government offers a one-time Emergency Funding for Evergreen Valley College Students. Funding Amounts range from $50-$500 based off student circumstances. Funds can only be used for unexpected emergencies. Students must currently be registered in at least 6 credit units and have paid their Student Representation Fee to be eligible.
Applications can be downloaded here.
Please submit all applications to the Director of Student Development & Activities to firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Clara County Food Resources