Canned foods at the Warrior Pantry.

Warrior Pantry

The Warrior Pantry will be closed on November 11 for Veteran's Day and November 25 for Thanksgiving.

Supporting students through all aspects of their education is a priority at El Camino College. The Warrior Pantry is just one of our many resources providing vital assistance to those in need.

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The Warrior Pantry offers healthy food items and toiletries to students to help them succeed in their classwork without distractions caused by food insecurity. The Pantry is currently offering drive-thru and walk-up distribution service. 

Donate to the Pantry

The Warrior Pantry accepts both monetary and item donations year round.

  • For monetary donations, visit Foundation Donation.
  • For a list of items to donate, see our Wish List.
  • For more information or to schedule a date/time to drop off wish list items, contact Kim Cameron at or call 310-660-3500.

Holly J. Mitchell Free Food Drive-Thru Giveaway

Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell in partnership with El Camino College and LA Food Bank is providing free food to the students of El Camino College and the surrounding community on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Line formation starts at 8:30 am. See the flyer below for more information.

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November 10, 2021 Food Giveaway Flyer English November 10, 2021 Food Giveaway Flyer Spanish

Learn More

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Located in Lot B (accessed from Manhattan Beach Blvd.)
  • View Campus Map

For Fall 2021, the Warrior Pantry is open August 31-December 16, 2021.

Note: The Warrior Pantry will be closed when classes are not in session or if there is a holiday on the day of distribution.

Fall 2021 dates the Warrior Pantry is closed:

  • Thursday, November 11 - Veteran's Day Holiday
  • Thursdays, November 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday


  • Students must have currently enrolled in the summer 2021 session or fall 2021 semester.
  • Students must have a valid ECC ID number.
  • Students must fill out the registration form.

How to Apply:


The Warrior Pantry would love for you to volunteer! Please email Mari Baquir at and she will help you fill out the volunteer form.

For a list of other food pantries in the South Bay area, view the list of LA South Bay Local Food Pantries.


The El Camino College Warrior Pantry was established through the leadership of the Student Equity Advisory Council, Associated Students Organization, and the Inter-Club Council, with the support from the Student Development Office and Student Equity Program.

A number of ECC students face serious financial challenges, and often find it difficult to support themselves while also paying for college. Research indicates that students without proper nutrition can have trouble focusing on school work and often worry about where they will find their next meal. The Warrior Pantry offers support for our students in a comfortable setting.  

The Warrior Pantry will assist students facing food insecurity, provide toiletries, offer access to a computer, and connect students to additional resources in a supportive environment and judgment-free zone. These services can be used by all currently enrolled El Camino College students needing assistance.


The Warrior Pantry's grab-and-go drive-thru is fast and easy to get groceries. The staff is excellent and supportive every time. This program is a huge help to my family."

What to Expect at the Pantry

The Warrior Pantry provides students with prepackaged food and toiletries in a safe and comfortable environment.

Questions? Contact Us

Warrior Pantry

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Drive-Thru/Walk-Up at Lot B