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CC Cares - Food Resources: Indian Wells Valley

Food Resources for Cerro Coso Students

Cerro Coso Main Building

IWV Campus Coyote Cupboard

Food and Services

The Coyote Cupboard is located in Room 145, across from the fountain on the first floor.

The hours for the Coyote Cupboard:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am 11am-3pm Closed
3:30-5pm   3:30-5pm    

Coyote Cupboard Guidelines

  1. Please check in with a student worker at the front desk
    1. Provide your Student ID, Household number.
  2. If you are needing to take items for yourself and or family:
    1. You may take 10 items off the shelf
    2. You make take 2 items from the refrigerator
    3. Hygiene kit
    4. Toilet paper (2)
  3. If you need a quick snack:
    1. Please let the student worker show you around and help you grab an item you would like to make and or heat up.
  4. Please only take items you will use and need, please do not waste.
  5. The cupboard is only stocked ONCE a month.
  6. If there is an item you don’t see, please leave a suggestion with the student worker.

Please stop by and see the pantry, we are here to support you and your academic journey. #CCCares

IWV Food Resources

Kern County Food Bank


You must provide a CA DL, CA ID or Social security Number. Please call this number and verify for place and time, it is subject to change.

Kern DHS

145 E. Ridgecrest Blvd.


Food distribution in Ridgecrest, CA Subject to change.

Salvation Army

151 N. Downs St.


Food Pantry: MoTuThFr 9:00am-11:00am Commodities: 3rd. Thurs 8:00am-11:00am

St. Ann's Catholic Church

446 W. Church St.


Food Pantry: Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am Free Dinner: Varies, must call for dates & Times

Desert Christian Center

100 E. Bataan Ave.


Non-perishable food give-away on the 4th Sunday of the month.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church

200 W. Drummond Ave.


Food Baskets: Tuesdays 9am-12pm.

Grace Lutheran Church

502 N. Norma St.


Food Pantry: Mon-Thurs 8:00am-5:00pm and Sundays 8:00am-2:00pm

United Methodist Church

635 N. Norma St.


Free Dinner: Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm

Immanuel Baptist's Ministry Center

1201 N. China Lake Blvd.


Free Dinner: Monday 6:00pm-6:30 pm Clothing Closet: Monday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Meals on Wheels