Cerro Coso Community College

Hunger Free Campus

Hunger Free Campus

During an Ohio State University 2017 study on Collegiate Financial Wellness, it was discovered that 58.7% of Cerro Coso students worry about not having enough money for food to get them through the month. That is 9.7% higher than the sampled average of other community colleges.

Hunger Free Campus was created to address food insecurity for students. It is Cerro Coso's belief that no student should have to learn on an empty stomach.

Are you getting enough to eat?

To confidentially request a free meal, please contact

  • Leigh Duggan - Learning Resource Center
  • Greg Kost or Kim Blackwell - Counseling
  • Trina Tobey - ACCESS Programs

Check monthly student event flyers for activities that provide snacks/food.

How can I help?

Donate Money

Monetary donations can be made to Hunger Free Campus through the Cerro Coso Community College (CCCC) Foundation. The CCCC Foundation has established a new fund to collect donations that will allow us to create and sustain campus food pantries at all CCCC campuses.

Donate to the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation

Click on "Additional Information" to designate your donation for Hunger Free Campus.

For Cerro Coso Faculty and Staff Only: If you are interested in providing monetary donations to this fund on an ongoing basis through payroll deduction, please contact Human Resources.

Are my monetary donations tax deductible?

The Cerro Coso Community College Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization. All gifts to the foundation qualify for the maximum allowable deduction under the law. Donors should consult their tax counsel to determine the tax deductibility of any gift as it relates to their personal situation.

Additional Resources

Calfresh Program
Benefits Helpline 1-877-847-3663

Inyo County Social Services (Food Stamps or SNAP)
920 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm/Friday, 9am-5pm

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA)
137 E. South Street, Bishop, CA 93514
760-873-8557, Chad Mitchel, ext. 103
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Food distribution in Bishop, CA
Subject to Change

Calvary Baptist Church
1100 W. Line St. 760-872-8136
Soup Kitchen: Once per month

Salvation Army Food Bank
621 W. Line Street #106. 760-872-2124
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm
Must bring identification

United Methodist Church
205 N. Fowler St. 760-872-7701
Soup Kitchen: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12pm

Inyo Food Services

USDA Commodities

Location
Address
Monthly Distribution
Time
Big Pine
180 West Dewey Street
2nd Wednesday
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Bishop
137 East South Street
2nd Wednesday
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Cartago/Olancha
211 North Cartago Street
2nd Tuesday
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Darwin
335 1st Avenue (NW)
2nd Thursday
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Independence
356 North Edwards Street
2nd Wednesday
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Lone Pine
120 South Main Street #9
2nd Wednesday
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Tecopa Hot Springs
400 Tecopa Hot Springs Road
2nd Thursday
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Mobile Harvest “Food Truck”

Location
Address
Monthly Distribution
Time
Bishop
150 South Fowler Street
4th Friday
3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Emergency Food Pantry

Location
Address
Weekly Distribution
Time
Bishop
137 East South Street
Wednesday
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Darwin
335 1st Avenue (NW)
Thursday
10:00 AM-11:00
Lone Pine
120 South Main Street #9
Wednesday
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

For intake forms or additional information, please visit www.imaca.net or call (760) 873-8557. This schedule is subject to change.

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