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.
If you are in need of food, Cerro Coso is providing grocery cards to current students of Cerro Coso at all campus locations. Hunger Free funding allows students to receive $50.00 on an Albertson’s card, this card may be requested once a month until further notice. Please email Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
To confidentially request a free meal, please contact
Check monthly student event flyers for activities that provide snacks/food.
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.
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.
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
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
For intake forms or additional information, please visit www.imaca.net or call (760) 873-8557. This schedule is subject to change.