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ALL ARE WELCOME AT THE STAND BASIC NEEDS RESOURCE CENTER
FREE food pantry and professional clothing closet.
- Who is eligible to receive resources/support from the stand?
All students are eligible for resources as long as they are registered for one course at Mesa College. There are no income requirements and you do not need to provide proof of income to receive benefits. We are here for everybody!
- How do I apply?
In order to be added to our student list, please opt in for email reminders here. We will notify you when resources are available to you via email. However, you are welcome to email us at MesaTheStand@sdccd.edu or submit an application to meet with a Basic Needs Counselor here (application is also in the upper left hand corner in the navigation bar).
- What services do you provide?
We off 2 large scale food distributions the Mobile Food Market, 1st Monday of each month and the Farmers Market on the 3rd Thursday of each month, Direct Student Support, Emergency Aid, Food Pantry, Zoom Workshops, Free Professional Clothing Closet, Free Hot Lunch certificates, In-Person Workshops, and No-Cost Hygiene products for all.
- How do I make an appointment for the Professional Clothing Closet?
Appointments are not required.
- Can you tell me more about the free Frozen Meals at The Stand?
The Stand receives 200 FROZEN meals that students can pick up to either heat and eat here on campus or take home. Students can request up to THREE meals to go for students who are enrolled in classes and are cleared to be on campus to order and pick up meals. We strongly recommend students pick them up on their way home. If they choose just one meal they can use the microwaves here at The Stand to heat the food up.
In order to get access to these meals students should sign up via Qless to get in line. Outside in our window is the QR code that allows student to select what meals they would like.
- How do I make an appointment with a Basic Needs Counselor?
You can submit an application for support here (application is also in the upper left hand corner in the navigation bar).
- Are there any scholarships available at The Stand?
No, we do not have scholarship opportunities, however, please sign up and stay updated on scholarships available at Mesa College by clicking here.
- Does Qless work for other departments on campus?
Yes, for a detailed list, please click here.
Mesa College is offering no-cost fresh produce to students via the Drive-Thru Mobile Market and Farmer's Market (monthly). If you have any other needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, as we will do our best to serve and support you! OPT-IN to receive emails from The Stand here.
1st Monday of the Month - 1:00pm - 2:00pm - located adjacent to the Campus Quad.
Drive Thru Farmers Market
3rd Thursday of the Month -10:30am - 1:00pm - located in Parking Structure
For more information about our free food programs, visit our Events Page.
For San Diego Mesa College's Campus Map, click here.