During an Ohio State University 2017 study on Collegiate Financial Wellness, it was discovered that 58.7% of Cerro Coso students worry about not having enough money for food to get them through the month. That is 9.7% higher than the sampled average of other community colleges.
The Cerro Coso Marketplace was created to address food insecurity for students. It is Cerro Coso's belief that no student should have to learn on an empty stomach. Bags of food are for ANY student who is hungry and needs food. There are no requirements to receiving a bag of food, CC wants to make sure food and toiletries go to ANYONE who needs them.
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.
145 E. Ridgecrest Blvd.
Food distribution in Ridgecrest, CA Subject to change.
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