Staff handling food 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.

Warrior Pantry LogoIn 2020, the Warrior Pantry served over 1,300 El Camino College students.Follow on Instagram

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. 

2024 Summer Hours:

Closed June 19th & 20th / July 4th

The store services are found in the Stadium Room on the 2nd floor of the Bookstore Building

  • Tuesday:  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

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


The Warrior Pantry is a fast and easy way to get groceries for free. The staff is excellent and supportive every time. This program is a huge help to my family."

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Tuesday:  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Wednesday & Thursday:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.          


Walk-up distribution in the Stadium Room (above The Bookstore)

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  • Students must be currently enrolled
  • 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 visit the Basic Needs Center and we will help you fill out the volunteer form.

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

More resources are available via the following links:

ECC Financial Aid - ECC CalFresh Outreach - Metro U-Pass - ECC Student Health Services - ECC Student Resource Guide - 

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.


Donate to the Pantry

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

Questions? Contact Us

Basic Needs Center