Off-Campus Food

The hours of operation listed for the resources below may have changed in response to COVID-19. Please contact the resources directly for the latest updates.

Note: To reduce the spread of Covid-19, all patrons visiting this food pantry must follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask, following social distance protocols of staying 6 feet apart, and using hand sanitizer often.


Map of Off-Campus Food Resources

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[Map Key: Yellow - Microwaves on campus, Blue - EBT Accepted Retailers, Green - Student Meal Deals]

Community Connection

Location: 300 Harvey West Boulevard Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hours: Every Wednesday from 11AM-1PM


Del Mar Elementary School

Location: 1959 Merrill Street Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4:30-5:30PM


East Cliff Family Health Center

Location: 21507 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: Every Wednesday from 3-4:30PM


Elizabeth Oaks

Location: 1460 Jose Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:30AM-12PM


Emerald Bay Apartments

Location: 2500 Soquel Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Hours: 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:30AM-12PM


Faith Community Church

Location: 115 South Morrisey Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10-11AM


Grey Bears

Location: 2170 Chanticleer Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Hours: Every Thursday and Friday from 8:30-10:30AM


Harbor Light Church

Location: 2008 17th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 8-9AM


Holy Cross Pantry

Location: 210 High Street Room 104 Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: Every Friday from 10AM-1PM and Every Sunday from 10AM-2PM


Live Oak Elementary

Location: 1916 Capitola Road Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:30-5:30PM


Live Oak Family Resource Center

Location: 1740 17th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 4-5PM


Neary Lagoon

Location: 81 Chestnut Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 2-3PM


Nueva Vista Family Resource Center

Location: 711 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hours: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2:30-5PM


Santa Cruz Bible Church

Location: 440 Frederick Street Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM-12PM


Santa Cruz Salvation Army

Location: 721 Laurel Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hours: Every Monday to Thursday from 9-11:30AM


Star of the Sea Church

Location: 515 Frederick Street Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Hours: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM-12PM


Sycamore Commons

Location: 125 Sycamore Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hours: 4th Thursday of each month from 2-3PM


Community Food Hotline

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: (831) 662-0991

  • Call for information about food pantries, food truck distributions, or referrals (Also available in Spanish)

Dial 211

  • Information about community food banks and resources available via phone or online

Food Assistance Programs


Farmer's Markets

While all Santa Cruz Farmers Markets accept EBT/CalFresh, some Farmers Markets also participate in the double up bucks or EBT/Market Match program. Spend at least $10 at the Farmers Market and double up your CalFresh bucks! Please note that market hours change with the seasons. See their website for up-to-date hours.

  • Downtown Santa Cruz

    Location: Cedar Street & Lincoln Street
    Hours: Wednesdays 1-5PM (Fall/Winter), Wednesdays 1-6PM (Spring/Summer)
    • EBT accepted
    • Accessible via any Santa Cruz Metro Bus, one block from metro center
  • Live Oak Farmers Market

    Location: 15th & East Cliff Drive
    Hours: Sundays 9AM-1PM (Year round)
    • EBT accepted
    • Double up bucks/Market Match Program
  • Westside Santa Cruz

    Location: Western Drive & Mission Street
    Hours: Saturdays 9AM-1PM (Year round)
    • EBT accepted
    • Double up bucks/Market Match Program
    • Accessible via Santa Cruz Metro Route 20
  • Felton Farmers Market

    Location: 120 Russel Avenue Felton, CA 95018 (Hwy 9 @ Russel Avenue)
    Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-6:30PM (May to October)
    • EBT accepted
    • Double up bucks/Market Match Program
  • Scotts Valley Farmers Market

    Location: 266 Mount Hermon Road Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    Hours: Saturdays 9AM-1PM (May to November)
    • EBT accepted
  • Aptos - Cabrillo College

    Location: 6500 Soquel Drive Aptos, CA 95003 (Cabrillo College)
    Hours: Saturdays 8AM-12PM (Year round)
  • Watsonville Farmers Market

    Location: Peck Street & Main Street
    Hours: Fridays 2-7PM (Year round)