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The Pirates' Cove is hosting a CalFresh Enrollment Event on Campus on Tuesday, December 7 @ 11AM - 2PM in front of the Student Union!

The Pirates' Cove pantry will be open two additional days on MONDAY & TUESDAY from 11am-2pm to better serve you. Please visit us for additional grocery, snacks, and other basic needs resources at Journalism, Room 108.

We will continue our drive-thru food distribution during the campus partial closure!

Below are the date and sign-up for our drive-thru grocery and frozen meals distribution. You must sign up for each date separately. Due to our recent increase in demand, please choose either Grocery or Frozen Meals. 

Here is the sign up link for Thursday,  December 9th will be up soon.  Please select one of the options:  

Grocery : 

Pre-Cooked Frozen Meals:  

Grocery: Nonperishable food box, produce bag, dairy, and protein bag.

Frozen Meals: One box of 10 variety frozen cooked meals and a bag of produce.

Pirates' Cove grocery distribution happens each Thursday between 9 AM to 10 AM. Our distribution will be located in Parking Lot G. Entrance is on Monitor Way-look for the tents! 


  1. Students will need to sign up for each event to receive groceries using the request links above.

  2. Requests will be accepted until all appointment slots for that date are filled.

  3. You will receive an email confirming your order with pick-up date and instructions. If you do not receive an email, your order has not been confirmed.

  4. The food items will be available for pick-up on the date in the confirmation email 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.

  • These food items 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 items. For this reason, all food 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.

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.