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’s stock consists of 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. You may also contact Sienna Anaya at Placer Food Bank at:
(916) 783-0481 ext. 112 or

Food Pantry Liaisons stand next to tables piled with food from the food pantry

Food Pantry Student Liaison Presentations

Food Pantry Student Liaisons are student leaders who are trained and knowledgeable about CalFresh and community services and resources. You may schedule an appointment to learn more about food options on campus by emailing: or

Food Pantry Locations and Hours


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: 12pm – 4pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Closed 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. 
  • The Food Pantry is always accepting donations. They can be dropped off at the Counseling front desk.

Fall/Spring Semester Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am- 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm (Closed Fridays during the summer)
Closed holidays and weekends

Support Our Food Pantry

If you would like to support our efforts, visit the Sierra College Food Pantry Amazon Wish List.