Basic Needs Center
The Basic Needs Center addresses the gaps and concerns students have with accessing nutritious food, stable housing, and financial, physical, and mental wellness resources. We are committed to transforming dialogues surrounding the basic needs of students so they can focus on their academic success contributing to holistic well-being.
We strive to increase equitable access to food, housing, and financial, physical, and mental wellness resources for all students by breaking down barriers and transforming the Napa Valley College community.
Basic Needs Center Services:
Enrolled Napa Valley College students can pick up 2-3 bags of assorted groceries every 30 days at the NVC Student Food Basket in the Basic Needs Center.
Please bring your student ID and/or proof of semester enrollment (ex: Canvas page) and submit our monthly groceries survey.
NVC Food Basket:
Monthly Grocery Bag:
We provide students with support in applying for CalFresh. Click the button below to learn more and access the NVC application link.
Want more resources? Use our Library Guide created by the NVC Librarians.
Community Action of Napa Valley (CANV) Food Banks:
Napa Food Pantry: 1746 Yajome Street Napa CA 94558 Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am-1pm Thursday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
American Canyon Food Pantry: Harvest Freewill Baptist Church 240 Rio Del Mar American Canyon CA 94503 2nd & 4th Tuesday’s 3:30pm - 5:30pm
South Napa Shelter, Winter Shelter, Family Shelter, and Hot Lunch Program 100 Hartle Court Napa CA 94559 Monday - Friday 9am-3pm Call (707)271-7818 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Violence Shelter and 24/7 Help Line 1141 Pear Tree Lane, Suite 220 Napa CA 94558 Monday - Friday 8am-5pm Appointment Line: (707)252-3687 The Help Line: (707) 255-NEWS (6397)
Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA):
Local bus routes, ambassador travel programs, ClipperSTART program www.nvta.ca.gov 625 Burnell Street Napa CA 94559 Call (707) 259-8631
COPE Family Center:
Family Resource Center for emergency assistance and crisis resources 707 Randolph Street Napa CA 94559 Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm Call (707) 252-1123
Mental Health Resources
Free Mental Health Services and 24/7 access to virtual care, self-care, and well-being tools. Access it via your Canvas page or the following link: https://app.timelycare.com/auth/login
At the NVC Basic Needs Center, we are grateful for the support of our community members and campus partners.
Interested in supporting the NVC Basic Needs Center through a donation? Please access our Click & Pledge page for monetary donations below.
The Basic Needs Center also accepts donations on site to help stock our Food Basket and Basic Needs Cabinet. Donation items include:
- Canned goods and shelf-stable foods that are nutrient dense
- Unused/unopened hair care, skin care, period products, and oral hygiene items
- School supplies such as notebooks, pens, highlighters, and index cards
Please call (707) 256-7347 for questions about donations or stop by Room 1202 during normal business hours.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
Omar Peña, Acting Manager of Student Life
Julie Hernandez, Student Affairs Specialist
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