Bakersfield College

two students pose in front of the Renegade Pantry

Food Assistance

Food Assistance Eligibility

To qualify for Food Assistance, students must meet the eligibility requirements below. For more information about Food Assistance, contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

  • Must be enrolled in at least .5 units
  • Fill out one of the proper sign-up forms below
  • Present BC ID upon pick-up

* NEW* Pantry Shelf Program

a student works inside the Renegade Pantry

To qualify for the Pantry Shelf Program, students must meet the eligibility requirements below. 

  • Must be enrolled in at least .5 units
  • Fill out required form at pantry visit
  • Present BC ID upon pick-up

Students may visit the Renegade Pantry Monday thru Thursday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to shop for items. Each student will be alloted points per week based upon product availability. Point allotments are subject to change at any time and items are available on a first come, first serve basis.

 


Renegade Pantry Daily Bread Service

A student worker hands out a bag from the Renegade Pantry

The Renegade Pantry is here to serve students who need food. The Renegade Pantry works on the honor system in partnership with Panera Bread on California and is able to provide bread for students in need on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

Please note, the Daily Bread intake form must be completed for each day bread is picked up.. To receive this service, please complete the Renegade Pantry Daily Bread Intake Form.

We distribute bread Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.until gone at Campus Center 4.


Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

A student worker poses inside the Renegade Pantry window

In partnership with Golden Empire Gleaners, the Renegade Pantry is able to provide fruits and vegetables to students in need. Please note that this service is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

Please note, the Fruit and Veggies intake form must be completed for each week Fruit and Veggies are picked up.

Each Tuesday during the Fall and Spring Semesters, we distribute fruit and veggies from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Renegade Pantry. To receive this service, please complete the Fresh Fruit and Veggies Request Form.


Renegade Pantry Monthly Distribution

Two students deliver food to the Renegade Pantry

We are fortunate to receive contributions from Bakersfield College staff and faculty as well as the surrounding Bakersfield community. These donations enable us to provide a monthly bag of groceries to students. To sign up to receive a bag of groceries, please fill out the Monthly Distribution sign-up form. Students must sign up for each month that they wish to receive services for. You can pick up your groceries at the Renegade Pantry inside the Office of Student Life at Levinson Hall. A current student ID is required to verify the pick-up.

Monthly Distribution Dates

Monthly Distribution takes place on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Spring 2019 dates are January 31, February 21, March 14, April 4, and May 2. Students must sign up for each date.

To receive any of the above Food Assistance Services, students must meet the following eligibility requirements

  • Must be enrolled in at least .5 units
  • Present BC ID upon pickup

If you need further assistance, please email studentlife@BakersfieldCollege.edu.