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The Hunger Survey at Allan Hancock College was developed and conducted by Christine Bisson to assess student need and target areas for intervention. Students from the Culinary Arts, Nutrition, and Culinology programs use fresh produce from Foodbank and the Allan Hancock College community garden to develop recipes and create samples of delicious, simply prepared, budget-friendly foods. Recipes and samples are shared with participants at the Food Share events, creating a refreshingly upbeat, community-inspired environment. The response from students, faculty, staff, and administrators has been overwhelmingly positive. Students in the Nutrition & Wellness Club and in nutrition classes are working to collect and compile more recipes, and to create 1-minute cooking demonstration videos to share through social media. The students conducted a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2016 to support a pilot project for these efforts.



Every first and third Thursday of the Month while Allan Hancock is in session, any Hancock College students can pick up free non-perishable food and produce in the Student Center courtyard outside of G-103 and outside the Sports Pavillion at 11:30 a.m. and at 4 p.m. in the LVC quad. Food is provided by the Santa Barbara County Foodbank and the Allan Hancock College Foundation.


CalFresh, also known as SNAP, is a supplemental nutrition program that provides monthly benefits to assist households in purchasing food they need to stay healthy. To apply online please visit the CalFresh Application Link. If you would like additional assistance to with the application process, to ensure your eligibility and or any other concerns about food support, please contact your local representatives through the following options to create an appointment:

 Please schedule an appointment with an EOPS advisor:
 Santa Maria:
 Santa Maria Department Location: Bldg. A Room 201
 (805) 922-6966 ext. 3214

 Lompac Valley Center Location: Bldg. 1 Room 103
 (805) 735-3666 ext. 5249, 5206, 5233

 Email eops_care_cwks@hancockcollege.edu or 
 Contact Santa Barbara Food Bank's CalFresh Outreach specialist Evan Baumann via email at ebaumann@foodbanksbc.org 



There are a multitude of ways to finance your education, and the financial aid department will help you  make higher education more affordable. In addition to applying for financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships, Allan Hancock also offers services such as a book lending program, and emergency grants that does not have to be paid back (funded on a case basis) to ensure your success.

Extended Opportunity Program (EOPS)

This is a state funded program designed to provide academic support and encouragement for eligible low income students. Students under the guidance of EOPS will receive peer advising, assistance with completing financial aid applications, and more.