Free and Discounted Food

Learn how to access free and discounted food on- and off-campus.

Student in the food pantry

The Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is open to all Sierra College students experiencing food insecurity regardless of income. The Food Pantry at Rocklin and Nevada County Campus stock a variety of non-perishable items. Students must be currently enrolled at Sierra College to use the food pantry.

Three students offering canned food on the table


Many students may qualify for CalFresh. To see if you qualify, complete the CalFresh application. If you have any questions, please contact Britt Bray, Program Manager of Basic Needs and Support Services at Sierra College.

Food Pantry Locations and Hours


Fall/Spring Semester Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 4pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • Closed holidays and weekends

Rocklin Campus Food Pantry Process

  • To sign into the Food Pantry, see a Student Ambassador
  • All Food Pantry users are allocated 20 points.
  • Items in the Food Pantry vary in point value (0-3 points). Pads, tampons, and liners are 0 points. Please be considerate of other Food Pantry users when taking 0 point items.


Fall/Spring Semester Hours:

  • Monday –Thursday: 8:30am- 5:00pm
  • Closed Fridays, holidays and weekends

Nevada County Campus Food Pantry Process

  • The Food Pantry is available to all currently enrolled students, please have your student ID number available. 

How to Support the Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is always accepting donations. They can be dropped off at the Counseling front desk.