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CC Cares - Basic Needs: Indian Wells Valley

Food Resources for Cerro Coso Students

CC Marketplace

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.

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