Bakersfield College

A student worker sits inside the Renegade Pantry

Renegade Pantry

We provide assistance to students who may need a little extra help. We offer a wide variety of supplemental food options, personal and professional clothing, gender-affirming clothing, hygiene assistance and personal care to BC students. Each student has 12 points that reset at the beginning of each week. Please stop by Basic Needs to ask about assistance!

Students can stop by for face-to-face shopping in our newly relocated Renegade Pantry in the DC building next to the Campus Center.

Renegade Pantry Basics

Hours of Operation

  • Mondays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: Closed

For more information, please email thepantry@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Who can use the Renegade Pantry?

BC Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to stop by:

  • Must be enrolled in at least 0.5 units at Bakersfield College
  • Must show current BC Renegade card upon pickup.

Contact Us

Where to Find Us:
Dining Commons (DC) Building
Room 130
(next to the Campus Center)

Phone: (661) 395-4355

Email: thepantry@bakersfieldcollege.edu


Clothing & Hygiene Assistance

The Renegade Pantry can also provide gender-affirming clothing & hygiene assistance as well as a limited amount of school supplies to BC students. The Renegade Pantry has business attire for students for job interviews. Please stop by the Office of Student Life to ask about assistance!


CalFresh Assistance

CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program funded by the USDA that can help low-income individuals or families but the groceries they need. CalFresh can help stretch a tight food budget allowing students means to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diet. Eligible recipients receive spendable benefits electronically on a physical EBT card, like a debit card. Recipients are able to spend their CalFresh dollars at most grocery stores, farmer's markets, and some convenience stores.

Household Size CalFresh Maximum Monthly Allotment

  • 1 - $250
  • 2 - $459
  • 3 - $658
  • 4 - $835

Need assistance applying? You may apply online, or make an appointment with Bakersfield College CalFresh Assistant, Jade Adams!

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History of the Renegade Pantry

The Renegade Pantry began in 2009 when there was a massive cut to California Community College special needs programs, which led to a growing need among students. BCSGA responded back to the needs of its constituents and developed the initial Renegade Pantry program to help maintain the health and welfare of Bakersfield College students through organized college, community sponsorships, and donations of nonperishable food items. The Renegade Pantry, a program offered by the Office of Student Life, focuses on alleviating food insecurity, hunger, and poverty among current Bakersfield College students. We provide food to students regardless of their race, religion, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.


How can I help?

If you have questions about how you can get involved with the Renegade Pantry, please email the Office of Student Life at studentlife@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

The Donate page has more information about how to contribute goods, clothing, items, or financial donations.