Nutritional Support

For Saint Mary's students in need, there is assistance on and off-campus for nutritional support.

Not many students realize that they may be eligible for a number of local, county, and federal nutritional resources.  Below are a few links to explore for both SMC programs and off-campus resources.


On Campus Resources:

  • GaelPantry

    • Located at the back of the Soda Center

    • Hours of Operation: Monday/Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm, Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-8:00pm

  • Solidarity Supper

    • Free meal once a month put on by the Mission and Ministry Center

    • Located at the courtyard by the Mission and Ministry Center

    • Dates for Fall 2023: TBA

  • Free Store

    • Where is the Free Store located?  De La Salle, Room 105

    • When is the Free Store open? Hours of operations are posted on Instagram and Facebook at the beginning of each semester. 

    • What is in the Free Store? You can find a list of commonly-found goods in our store here

Off Campus Resources:

  • Alameda County Community Food Bank

    • Call our Helpline at 1-510-635-3663 or, visit

    • Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

  • Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church

    • 10 Moraga Valley Lane, Rooms 201-202, on the lower courtyard

    • Pantry on Wednesday evenings from 5-6:30pm 

  • Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

    • 4010 Nelson Avenue, Concord, 925-676-7543 

    • Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturday – Sunday:  8:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • SF-Marin Food Bank


      • 900 Pennsylvania Avenue

      • San Francisco, CA 94107

    • MARIN

      • 2550 Kerner Boulevard

      • San Rafael, CA 94901

    • Temporary Pop- Up Pantries

    • Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Redwood Empire Food Bank

    • 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, 707-523-7900 

    • Groceries to Go, Produce Pantry, Community Marketplace

  • Monument Crisis Center 

    • Families and individuals can pick up 15-20 pounds of FREE fresh produce twice a month.

    • 2nd & 4th Monday, 2:00-3:00pm

    • 1990 Market St, Concord CA 94520

  • NorthCreek Church

    • 2303 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA US 94598

    • We will be distributing food from our south parking lot every other Tuesday morning from 10:45 - 11:45am. Bags of food will already be prepared and our volunteers will place them in your trunk.

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