Free food and resources for students, no questions asked

Monty's Market seeks to alleviate student challenges by gathering donations in response to the needs of our students. We are committed to fulfill the needs of MVC lions through food distribution and support services such as clothing, access to healthy meals, and more. Distributions are free to enrolled students in need.

Monty's Market was founded by the Human Services program and is managed by MVC's Basic Needs and Wellness team.

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A student shouldn't have to choose between eating well and learning well.”

How We Help

Monty's Market assists any currently enrolled MVC student who may be experiencing hardship or food insecurity. Students may receive one bag of food, household and hygiene products per week. Walk-in shopping during market hours does not require registration, while pick-up and delivery distribution does. Registration occurs in PantrySoft.

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Pre-made salads in clear plastic containers

Stop by for a free meal

Offered Daily
Hungry? Need fuel to study? MVC provides meals to students in need. Drop by PSC 17B for a light snack or a nutritious meal such as a salad, wrap, sandwich during normal market hours. Students may visit once a day.
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Shop in-person

Offered Every Two Weeks

Stop by the market and peruse our offerings. Any student is welcome to take home a free bag of groceries and household essentials once every two weeks. Walk-in shopping does not require registration.

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Pick-up or free DoorDash delivery

Offered Every Two Weeks

Short on time? We can shop for you! Request your bag of groceries and supplies for pick-up or delivery. Students may choose their pick-up appointment. Free DoorDash delivery registration is limited to select days, and students must live within 10 miles of campus.

To ensure adequate supplies, students must register in PantrySoft. 

  • DoorDash delivery dates: February 29, March 14 and 28, April 18, May 2 and 16

Access PantrySoft

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Monty's Market uses PantrySoft to manage pick-up reservations, provide special offers and discounts, and for delivery requests. PantrySoft is connected to your student account. Having a PantrySoft account doesn't guarantee benefits or participation, and things like grocery distributions must be registered for each time. Here's how to sign up and get started:

  1. Know your student email and password.
  2. Log into the RCCD Single Sign-On Portal. This takes you to a page with a variety of connected apps. 
  3. Choose the "Apps" tab near the top and find the PantrySoft icon in the list of options. Click on it.
  4. Create an account and/or log in using your student email.

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The Food Bank & Clothing Closet team pose together by donations

Donations Welcome

We invite and encourage you to please take part and donate to support MVC students. Donations are accepted at anytime during open hours. Shelf-stable, nutrient-dense food, frozen meats and dairy products are preferred for Monty's Food Market.

Contact Us

Monty's Market is here to help you meet your food, personal hygiene and household needs. Appointments may be made outside store hours.

Spring Store Hours:

Monday: 10 am - 3 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 3 pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9 am - Noon
Saturdays: May 4 from 9 am - Noon

Email Us
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    (951) 571-6263
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    Parkside Complex, Room 17B

More information

We're a proud member organization of Ample Harvest. Ample Harvest uses the internet to connect gardeners and growers with excess bounty to share, with non-profit organizations distributing food at no charge to those in need in the community. If you need to find food, start a search near your location.