Food pantry


Welcome to the Porterville College Pirate Pantry.


The Pirate Pantry was designed to provide supplemental food for students to assist in fighting food insecurities, supported by annual food drives, a partnership with the Central California Community Food Bank, and donations from campus staff, faculty, and administrators.


Over the years the Pirate Pantry has evolved with the support of the Hunger Free Campus Initiative and the Fresh Success program to offer an array of perishable and non-perishable items for students. The Pirate Pantry hosted its grand reopening Spring of 2022, in its new location FIT-722. The location mimics a small grocery store atmosphere where students are able to select the items of their choice with their shopping basket and have them bagged upon departure. Shopping in the Pirate Pantry is welcomed on a weekly routine for enrolled students with a current Pirate Student ID Card.


For more information on the Pirate Pantry, please contact

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Hours of Operation during instruction:

Monday - 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Tuesday - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Wednesday - 8:30 am - 10:30 am and 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursday - 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday – Appointment or Drop-in AC-103

Non-instruction hours by appointment or drop-in AC-103:



Volunteers Needed for the Neighborhood Market

The Neighborhood Market holds events at the stadium parking lot (across the street from Porterville College's campus) that need 6 - 8 volunteers.


Click the button below to access the Neighborhood Market Volunteer Form:


Neighborhood Market Volunteer Form


Click the image to view a PDF version. This image and PDF provides information about the Neighborhood Market: "Free community food distribution. No identification or proof of income is needed. This is a drive-thru event, please stay in your vehicle. First come, first serve based on items received."

Neighborhood Market Schedule





Many have asked how to assist. 

  1. Donate any amount you feel fit per pay period to the food pantry to ensure sustainability. Donations can be made in the PC Business Office.
  2.  Bring plastic grocery bags for us to use in the food pantry for students.
  3.  Donate non-perishable food items each month. 
  4.  Get involved in the Annual Pirate Pantry Food Drive held during the Fall semester.

All food donations can be delivered to the Pirate Pantry. If you prefer pick-up, please call to schedule a pick-up.