ASO Hearts & Hands Pantry

Associated Student Organization: ASO Hearts & Hands Pantry


Mission Statement

ASO Hearts & Hands Pantry was created to encourage campus pride and unity in a dignified manner.  The ASO Hearts & Hands Pantry has been designed to assist current AVC students who are making forward progress in their academic pursuits and are homeless and/or hungry in circumstances where supplemental nutritional food will benefit their academic success.


In 2011 the ASO Hearts & Hands Pantry program started to provide students in need with supplemental bi-monthly groceries.

In Spring 2014 the ASO Hearts & Hands Pantry program expanded to include a daily meal bag program.

Program Requirements

  • Be in good academic standing each semester and cumulatively with a 2.00 GPA or higher 
  • Have a 50% completion rate with forward academic progress
  • Have a current Education Plan and be on track for graduation
  • FAFSA or Dream Act application completed with the AVC Financial Aid Office
  • Currently enrolled in 6 or more units for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters 

You can find the online application form here.

Grocery Pick Up 

For those students who have completed the application and received the approval email, the Pantry's Grocery Distribution will be 

Weekly Grocery pick up at the Pantry located at SCT 105. The pantry is open:

Monday Noon - 2:30 pm

Tuesday 11:00am - 2:00pm

Day Bag Pick Up 

Day Bags are picked up in T700E.  Students receive meals according to their class schedule.


Marauder's Market Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Distribution

Fall 2021

August 12th and 26th

September 9th and 23rd

October 7th and 21st

November 4th and 18th

December 9th and 16th

Spring 2022

January 13th and 27th

February 10th and 24th

March 10th and 24th

April 7th and 21st

May 12th and 26th

Summer 2022

June 9th and 23rd

July 7th and 21st

August 11th and 25th

Fall 2022

September 8th and 22nd

October 13th and 27th

November 3rd and 17th

December 8th and 15th

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Assist with weekly grocery distribution
  • Volunteer to create and assist with Dress for Success events
  • Volunteer to create activities of awareness within the college campus and local community 
  • We want you to build the program you want for Antelope Valley College

Community Resources

  • Grace Resource Center (661) 940-5272
  • Grace Thrift Center: (661) 726-9723
  • SAVEs (9am - 5pm, M-R): (661) 267-5191
  • Homeless Service (8am - 5pm, M-F): (661) 942-2758
  • Antelope Valley Partners for Health Food Pantry (661) 942-4719
  • Sexual Abuse Response (24 hours): (661) 945-6736
  • Valley Oasis Thrift Store (9am - 6pm, T-S): (661) 266-1948

Points to Remember

  • Student can choose to receive weekly Groceries or a Meal Bag
  • Grocery pick up is in SCT 105.  Check the hours listed above. 
  • Day Bags are picked up in T700E according to the student's class schedule.

Pantry Chairpersons

  • ASO Executive Director of Special Programs: Cory Barnes -
  • Co-Chairperson:

Want to Help?

The ASO Hearts & Hands Pantry is supplied by the generous donations from students, staff, and members of the local community.  Check or cash donations can be made at the AVC Foundation Office or in the Student Life Office.  In the memo area please note - ASO Hearts & Hands Pantry.  Employees can contribute through payroll deductions each month.  Community members can also donate items from the list below.  Purchased items can be dropped off in the Student Life Office (T700 E1).

Donation Wish List


Pudding Cups

Granola Bars

Tuna to Go

Trail Mix

Fruit Cups

Apple Sauce

Fruit Snacks

Pretzels (Individual packages)

Goldfish Crackers

Peanut Butter Crackers

Ritz Bitz – Handi Snacks,

    Peanut Butter, Cheese








Pork & Beans

Peanut Butter (Jar & individual “to go” sizes needed)

Tomato Sauce

Meat Sauce

Beans – Refried, Baked,

     Kidney, Black, Pinto

Pasta – Ravioli, Beefaroni,




Mac & Cheese

Instant Potatoes

Spaghetti Noodles

Hamburger Helper

Individual Cereal (Bags and Individual boxes needed)

Oatmeal Packets



Pot Pies


Hot Pockets

Chicken Bakes


Pancake Sausage

Breakfast Sandwiches


Mini Bell Cheeses

String Cheese Sticks

Yogurt – Gogurt, Greek, Regular

Fruit – Apples, Oranges


Personal Hygiene

Toilet Paper

Dental Floss

Disposable Razors

Shave Cream/Gel

Individually wrapped Toothbrush






Last updated: December 1, 2021