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Pirates' Cove is now distributing food boxes during the campus closure!

In need of food resources? Even though Pirates' Cove is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, we are still serving our students.

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Sign-Ups for our Special Holiday Food Distribution on Tuesday, November 24 are now full. Please check back in the next couple of days to see if slots have opened up. 

We are also offering a weekly drive-thru food distribution in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank each Thursday at 9:00 am beginning Thursday, August 13, 2020.

The Food Boxes are perishable and must be picked up between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM


  1. Students will need to sign up each week to receive food boxes using the request link below.
  2. The deadline to submit a request is every Tuesday by 5:00 pm. Any requests received after Tuesday at 5:00 pm will be added to the following week's distribution.
  3. You will receive an email on Wednesday of each week confirming your order with pick-up instructions. If you do not receive an email, your order has not been confirmed.
  4. The food boxes will be available for pick-up the following Thursday between 9 AM and 10 AM. Student or state-issued ID will be required at pick up.
  5. This is a drive-thru distribution and you will need a vehicle to pick up you food boxes. 

Example of first order and pick-up:

  • Request submitted by Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

  • Confirmation email will be sent by Thursday, August 6, 2020.

  • Food Boxes will be available for pickup on Thursday, August 13th, 2020.

Students will be able to receive dairy, eggs, frozen protein, and a bag of produce. 

  • These food boxes are perishable. Our goal is to ensure that none of the food goes to waste. Due to food handling procedures we are required to monitor the temperature of the food boxes. For this reason, all food boxes must be picked up by 10 AM sharp. If you are unable to make it by 10 AM, your order may be redistributed to other students.

Click here for the FOOD BOX REQUEST FORM

For additional information please contact the Pirates' Cove at or 714-432-6892.

Additionally, there are many food banks and pantries that you can continue to access off-campus. For resources outside of food pantries, please click here to see a list of community resources from OCC Cares. 

Calvary Chapel WestGrove: Food Pantry

Food Distribution

Hours: Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Location: 12832 Knott Street, Garden Grove, CA 92841


Christ Cathedral: Food Bank

Pre-bagged food distribution: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840 by front gate of the property


Cool Water Ministries: Mobile Food Pantry*

Must be 13+ years of age.

Hours: Fourth Saturday of the Month 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: 515 East Almond Avenue, Orange, CA 92866


Families Forward: Drive Through Food Bank

Drive through service including food and diapers

Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: 8 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618


Food for Christ at the Rock: Drive Through Food Bank

Hours: Drive through will be 7:00 am - 9:00 am on Saturday.

Phone: (714) 331-6311

Location: 101 East Orangethorpe Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801


First United Methodist Church of Orange: Sack Lunch Program*

Small bag of nonperishables

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: 161 South Orange Street, Orange, CA 92866


Mariners Church: Food Pantry*

Hours: Wednesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Phone: 949-769-8131

Location: 5001 Newport Coast Dr, Irvine, CA 92603


Saddleback Church: Peace Community Resource Center Food Pantry

Fresh and nonperishable grocery items, packages contain 5 days worth of food

Families may receive assistance once every 30 days

Locations: Anaheim, Irvine South, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Rancho Capistrano, San Clemente


Saint Paul's Episcopal Church


Hours: Sundays 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Phone: (714) 544-3141

Location: 1221 Wass Street, Tustin CA 92780


Salvation Army Orange County: Drive Through Food Distribution

Canned foods, produce, frozen goods

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For residents of North and Central Orange County - Bring ID

May receive food once monthly, Must meet low income guidelines (TEFAP)

Location: 1515 W. North Street, Anaheim, CA


The Salvation Army of Southern California*

Bring Picture ID

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Phone: (714) 832-7100

Location: 10200 Pioneer Road, Tustin, CA 92782


Second Harvest Food Bank Drive Through

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Honda Center parking lot: 2695 E. Katella Ave. Enter off South Douglass Road.


Share Our Selves
1550 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Southwest Community Center

Provides Hot Meals. Must Be Consumed off-site.

Hot Meal Hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00 p.m.

Food Pantry Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Phone: (714) 547-4073

Location: 1601 West Second Street, Santa Ana CA 92703


South County Outreach: Appointment Only Food Pantry

Food distribution will be by appointment only. Any shopper coming without an appointment will be directed to call the hotline.

Phone: Pantry Hotline at 949-380-8144 ext. 207

Location: 7 Whatney, Suite B, Irvine, CA 92618


Tustin Drive Through Food Drive

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Families Together of Orange County Community Health Center, 621 West First St., Tustin CA, 92780


We will update this page with more information as it is available.