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Find us in GEB 153
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The mission of the Student Basic Needs Center is to provide information and resources to combat the hardships which adversely affect the ability of JCCC students to complete their academic, professional, and personal development objectives.

We are here to empower you, so you can focus on being healthy, successful and less stressed. The center is a safe, friendly place to meet your basic needs. Your mental and physical well-being is paramount.

If you are experiencing food or housing insecurity, or other hardships, stop by GEB 153 and visit with our helpful staff. If you know someone who needs a helping hand, tell them about our services or come with them for support.

You can also sign up for text messages from the Student Basic Needs Center. Text the word Pantry to 21000 to get notified about:

  • Fresh Produce
  • Prepared Meals
  • Food Close to Expiration Date
  • Overstocked Items
  • Hours of Operation Changes

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Get the Help You Need

The JCCC Student Assistance Fund has been established to help students facing a sudden and unforeseen emergency that has affected their ability to attend class or otherwise meet the academic obligations of a JCCC student.

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A resource for supplemental food and household items for currently enrolled JCCC students.

  • Bring your JCCC ID
  • Get up to 20 items once a week
  • 10 nonperishable items
  • 5 refrigerated and/or frozen items
  • 5 household items

On your first-ever visit to Cav Cupboard, we will ask you to complete a user form.

Cav Cupboard First-Time User Form

Additional Resources

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JCCC loans laptops and WiFi hotspots at no charge to students currently enrolled in credit courses.

  • The supply of equipment is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please note that the objective of this program is to support students who have no other way or means to obtain technology to complete their studies.

Request Equipment Loan

Find a place to call home.

  • Information for students who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Find tips for researching and securing housing

Find reliable transportation to and from campus.

Get advice and help with applications for federal programs.

Assistance and advice about securing childcare, medical and dental care, legal assistance and handling emergencies

Donate from the Amazon Wish List

Purchase and ship items to campus from our Cav Cupboard Amazon Wish list

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Donate to the Student Basic Needs Center

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