Canned foods at the Warrior Pantry.

Warrior Pantry

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. 

Current Semester Info

We are open for Winter Session beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2023

  • Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays,  11:00 am - 2:00 pm,
  • Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
  • See dates we are providing food under "Location and Hours."
  • Walk-up distribution in the Stadium Room (above the bookstore)
  • Drive-thru pick up is located in Parking Lot C - South (between Parking Lot C and the Bookstore Building)

Registration Required

Students will need to complete a Basic Needs Intake Form  each semester to receive services from the Warrior Pantry.

Submit Basic Needs Intake Form

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 kicameron@elcamino.edu or call 310-660-3593 X3342.

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Winter Session Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Note: The Warrior Pantry will reopen Tuesday, January 10th.

 

Eligibility:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in 2023 Winter Session or Spring Semester.
  • Students must have a valid ECC ID number.
  • Students must fill out the Basic Needs Intake form

How to Apply:

  • Submit the Basic Needs Intake form:  CLICK HERE

 

The Warrior Pantry would love for you to volunteer! Please email Norene Clark at nclark@elcamino.edu 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.

 

More resources are available via the following links:

ECC Financial Aid - https://bit.ly/eccfaid ECC CalFresh Outreach - https://bit.ly/eccfreshECC Metro U-Pass - https://bit.ly/ecc_upass ECC Student Health Services - http://bit.ly/ecchealth ECC Student Resource Guide - https://bit.ly/resouceguide 

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, fresh produce, and toiletries in a safe and comfortable environment.

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Need Additional Help?

Contact our Help Desk at: https://bit.ly/faidzoom Available Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. & Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact Us

Warrior Pantry

Stadium Room (above the bookstore)

Walk-up distribution 

Drive-thru - TBD

Hours: Tues and Thurs, 11 am - 2 pm

Every 2nd & 4th Wed, 3 pm - 6 pm
(Starting Wed, September 14, 2022)