Every Thursday of the month, students are welcomed to pick up non-perishable food and produce at the Mechanics Bank student center patio located on the South side of building G.
Services are provided at both AHC sites:
- Santa Maria, starting at 11:30am
- Lompoc, starting at 2:30pm
Lunch Locker (On Campus)
The lunch locker is designed for students to have access to non-perishable food items on Monday-Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday's the students can take advantage of the Food Share Because We Care. Lunch Locker is accessible to students in both the Lompoc and Santa Maria campuses:
Santa Maria, 8am-4pm in the Student Center room G105
Lompoc, 8am-12pm in Room 2-116
The food bank is a great resource for individuals to utilize and get access to food, education, and other resources within their communities.
WIC is a nutritional program for woman, infants and children in which the families are provided with checks to buy healthy foods, nutrition, and educational classes. The following are few of the populations they serve:
- Pregnant women
- Postpartum women until 6 months
- Breastfeeding women until 1 year
- Children under the age of 5 including foster children
CalFresh is a financial aid program that helps students buy food and eat healthier foods. It is presented in a form of a debit card and with very little restrictions on the foods you can not buy, it is worth the time to apply. On average eligible students get $150/month.