Bakersfield College

Food Assistance

Turkey Opportunity Drawing

Hello, Renegades! 

The Renegade Pantry is here to serve the BC Students over the holidays and provide assistance when the need arises. Please know that the Pantry works on the honor system.  

We want to make sure each turkey gets to a BC Student’s home where a turkey would positively influence them in their health, spirit, and educational success. 

The Renegade Pantry is holding a drawing in order to disperse the turkeys. To receive a turkey, the BC Student must:
1.    Be currently enrolled in at least 0.5 units 
2.    Fill out this drawing form

Drawing entries will close on Thursday, November 16th at 7:30 a.m. The Office of Student Life will conduct the drawing thereafter. Recipients will be contacted Thursday by 9 a.m. via the email and phone number provided. Recipients will have until Noon that day (Thursday, November 16th) to contact the Office of Student Life (661) 395-4355. If the turkey is not collected by 3 p.m. that day, the turkey will be passed on to another student.


Renegade Pantry Daily Bread Service

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

Monday thru Thursday Distribution 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Office of Student Life, Campus Center 4


Fresh Fruit & Veggies

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 & Veggies intake form must be completed for each week Fruit & Veggies are picked up.

Each Tuesday during the Fall & Spring Semesters  
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Renegade Pantry

To receive this service, please complete the Fresh Fruit & Veggies Request Form.


Renegade Pantry Monthly Distribution

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 form below. Students must sign up for each month that they wish to receive services for.

To receive this service, please complete the Monthly Distribution Sign-up

Location for pickup: Renegade Pantry or Office of Student Life. Student ID or another photo ID is required for verification.

Upcoming Distribution Dates for Fall Semester:

Thursday, August 31st
Thursday, September 21st
Thursday, October 12th
Thursday, November 2nd
Thursday, November 30th



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 Photo ID upon pickup

If you need further assistance, please email

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