Second Harvest Food Distribution.

In partnership with Second Harvest Silicon Valley, EVC offers a FREE food distribution that is open to all currently enrolled students and community members. The distribution takes place on the First and Third Friday of every month inside Parking Lot 1 from 9:30 am-11:00 am. Students can access Parking Lot 1 through the San Felipe entrance of campus. 

Students and community members must RSVP in advance. Students and community members can RSVP for Future Distributions

Please note: The RSVP list will close at 5:00 pm the week before the Food Distribution. Students needing delivery due to lack of transportation can email to arrange food delivery, if available.

Volunteers loading food supplies to students and community
Fresh Farmer's Market

EVC FRESH Farmer's Market Days.

In collaboration with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, join EVC every second and fourth Thursday of the month for our EVC FRESH Farmer's Market Day from 9:30 am-1:00 pm inside of Central Green.

The FRESH Farmer's Market Day is a free farmer's market where students can receive an assortment of fresh produce, milk, eggs, and other items. In addition, CalFresh Student Ambassadors are stationed throughout the event and are ready to answer questions about CalFresh, student exemption eligibility, or provide assistance with completing your CalFresh application. Students who participate in the EVC FRESH Farmer's Market Days and complete a CalFresh application on-site, also receive coupons to use at participating farmer's markets within Santa Clara County (while supplies last).

EVC F.R.E.S.H Market.

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 (Free Resources and Education to Stop Hunger/Homelessness) 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, noodles, etc.) and other options ( boxed cereal, canned goods, etc.) that may require students to prepare. A limited number of grocery gift cards and cafeteria food vouchers are available, while items last. The market is maintained in partnership with the Office of Student Life, the Associated Student Government, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, and New Seasons Market.

EVCs Food Pantry

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-4:00pm

Fridays: By Appointment Only

If a student needs access to the pantry outside the above listed hours please email the Office of Student Life at 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*
  • Canned Goods
  • Spaghetti Sauce*
  • Peanut Butter*
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Canned Fruits
  • Fruit Cups
  • Jelly
  • Raisins
  • Juice Boxes
  • Rice*
  • Pasta*
  • Macaroni and Cheese*
  • Crackers
  • Cans of Ravioli/SpaghettiO's*
  • Hamburger Helper and other related Boxed Meals*
  • Boxes of Cereal*
  • Instant Oatmeal (individual packets) *
  • Cereal Bars
  • Frozen Pancakes/Waffles
  • Syrup
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Pringles
  • Granola Bars*
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Easy Mac*
  • Microwaveable Frozen Meals*

Financial Donations

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.