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Access the H.O.P.E. Basic Needs Resource List Here 

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The H.O.P.E. Basic needs resource list provides information on emergency resources for students and the East Bay Community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Resources include emergency food, emergency shelter, transportation, and access for a variety of different programs and services.  If you need additional support email us at or call us at 510-885-H.O.P.E. (4673).  Virtual zoom office hours are available!  Make an appointment or drop-in Mon - Thursday using this zoom link -  or


Call 2-1-1 from any phone or go online to  for free confidential service that helps people across North America find local resources needed. Resources for Emergency Assistance, Food, Shelter, Mental Health, Daycare, and other resources anywhere in the United States. 

Alameda County Community Food Bank

ACCFB is the hub of a vast collection and distribution network that provides food for multiple non-profit agencies. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be providing grab and go meals for families and offer grocery pick up at their main distribution site in Oakland.  Go to, enter your zip code, and get a list of locations near your home to pick up food. Call 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm for more details. 

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

The foodbank of Contra Costa and Solano is providing grab and go meals at multiple locations throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties.  Food Bags will feed a family of four for up to two weeks. A list of locations is located on the website.  Click the title for dates, locations and times. Call 1-855-309-FOOD (3663) Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm for more details. 


Stay informed about Basic Needs events on or off-campus for Pioneers for H.O.P.E. Sign up to be notified when there is free food available in the community near campus or on campus. Pioneer students can also make virtual online appointments for support with Basic Needs Services, Emergency Housing, or to apply for CalFresh.  Students will be directed to the dining commons or the closest community foodbank for FREE food.  Log in using your Net ID at BaySync 

CalFresh Application Assistance

The CalFresh program provides free food dollars monthly to EastBay community members that income qualify.  This is grant-like aid that is added to an EBT card.  The EBT card is used as a debit card at most grocery retailers.  Food dollars on the EBT card and do not have to be repaid.  Receiving benefits does not impact your Financial aid or taxes.  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Legal permanent residents to qualify.  Virtual appointments are available Monday - Thursday; 10 am - 8 pm





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