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Warrior Food Pantry

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Due to the COVID-19, the Warrior Pantry has made some changes to protect both students and staff, while still being able to utilize the Warrior Pantry.

Drive-thruWe are offering a drive-thru and walk-up distribution with a pre-packaged bag filled with various food items for our students to pick up from the Warrior Pantry, "Cupboard," during our new operating hours. We are now offering fresh produce for our students to choose from as well. This is our new, "Drive-Through Grab-A-Bag", policy that will allow us to keep the Warrior Pantry open and serve our students during this difficult time.

Students who were registered for the current semester will have the opportunity to drive through or walk up in parking lot B and pick up their food bags at the large white canopy on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am-2:00pm. Students will need to register for the Warrior Pantry once during the fiscal year to receive items from the pantry.

Parking Lot B can be accessed from Manhattan Beach Blvd.



Frequently Asked Questions

The Warrior Pantry will be open
STARTING: Tuesday, August 31
ENDING: Thursday, December 16

Tuesdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Drive-Thru & Walk up Distribution
Students will be given a bag of food during their visit

* Please note that the Warrior Pantry will be closed when classes are not in session, or if there is a holiday on the day of distribution *

Students must meet the eligibility requirements below:

  • Students must have been enrolled for 2021/summer session, or enrolled for 2021/fall semester to receive services from the Warrior Pantry / Cupboard
  • Students must have a valid ECC ID number 

If you meet the above requirements, fill out the Fall 2021 Warrior Pantry Registration Form, and we'll see you at the Pantry during our business hours!

Fall 2021 Warrior Pantry Registration

Yes! We pay student workers $14 per hour. To be eligible, you must have a federal work study award letter from Financial Aid. For more information about federal work study and to apply for an award, visit the Financial Aid webpage.

Once you have your award letter, email that and your class schedule to Mari Baquir so she can set up an interview with you. We look forward to having you on our team!

We would love for you to volunteer! Just fill out the form below. If you have any questions, call us at (310) 660-3500.

The following information will help you fill out the form:

Division: Student Development Office
HR Technician: Richard Gonzalez
Start Date: Today's date
End Date: 6/30/2022
Type of work assigned: Assist at the Warrior Pantry
Supervisor Name: Kim Cameron
Dean/Director Name: Greg Toya
Dean/Director Name: Idania Reyes

Volunteer Form

The Warrior Pantry accepts both monetary and item donations year-round. For monetary donations, visit the Foundation Donation Page.

For a list of items to donate, see our Wish List.

For more information or to schedule a date/time to drop off wish list items, contact Kim Cameron at kicameron@elcamino.edu or call (310) 660-3500.

The El Camino College Warrior Pantry was established through the leadership of the Student Equity Advisory Council, Associated Students Organization, and the Inter-Club Council, with the support from the Student Development Office and Student Equity Program.

A number of ECC students face serious financial challenges, and often find it difficult to support themselves while also paying for college. Research indicates that students without proper nutrition can have trouble focusing on school work and often worry about where they will find their next meal. The Warrior Pantry offers support for our students in a comfortable setting.  

The Warrior Pantry will assist students facing food insecurity, provide toiletries, offer access to a computer, and connect students to additional resources in a supportive environment and judgment-free zone. These services can be used by all currently enrolled El Camino College students needing assistance.

For a list of other food pantries in the South Bay area, click here.


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For more information, contact warriorpantry@elcamino.edu or call us at (310) 660-3500.