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Mountie Fresh LogoMountie Fresh Basic Needs Resources

The Mt. SAC Mountie Fresh Basic Nees Resources is a comprehensive campus-wide effort that serves students experiencing housing instability, food insecurity, and other emergency/crisis situations. 

The program goals are to provide students in need with: 

  • Food Resources
  • Housing Referrals
  • Case-Management Support

All of these areas play a critical role in a student’s academic success, health and wellbeing.  This is a campus-wide prevention and early intervention program hosted by the Department of Student Life. 

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Contact Us

Mailing Address   Mailing Address
         Dean of Student Services
         Mt. San Antonio College
         1100 N. Grand Ave
         Walnut, CA  91789

Campus Location   Campus Location
         Building 9C - Student Life Office

Office Hours   Office Hours
         Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
         Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
         (Office closed Fridays in the summer)

Phone  Phone

Library Home  Fax

On-Campus Resources

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      Mountie Fresh Food Pantry

      In partnership with Sowing Seeds for Life and LA Food Bank, Mt. SAC distributes food items every second Tuesday of each month at the 9C Patio. Distribution takes place from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. or until supplies last. 

      Please note times are subject to change during finals week and intersession months. 

      • T: (909) 274-5099

      CalFresh Application 

      CalFresh benefits provides eligible participants with monthly financial support, up to $192 a month, purchase and prepare healthy and nutritious food. CalFresh eligibility workers from LA County Department of Public Social Services can assist you with your CalFresh application on our food pantry days (see above) and on the third Monday of the month at the Student Health Center Annex (9E). You can also receive assistance through our CalFresh Outreach Assistant.

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      Financial Aid

      Aside from state and federal aid, Mt. SAC has other options to help finance your education. These include; Associated Students Book Scholarship, Emergency Book Loan, Extended Opportunity Programs and Support, and the Mt. SAC Scholarship Program. Contact for more information


      Career Center

      Career Services provide employment assistance and opportunities to Mt. SAC student and alumni. To accomplish this, they partner directly with local employers and help them find qualified candidates. They also offer a variety of services to assist Mt. SAC students and alumni including but not limited to exploring careers, acquiring employment skills, gaining experience, and gaining employment.


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      Shower Access

      In accordance with AB 1995, shower access is provided for current Mt. SAC students. Showers are located in the Gym, Building 3, M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring your own towel and toiletries. 

      Feminine Hygiene Products

      Health Center, 67B, and Health Center Satellite, 9E, distribute free feminine hygiene products for students in need. 

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      Student Health Center, 9E or 67B

      The Mt. SAC Health Center provides limited medical services, chiropractic services, and personal counseling for Mt. SAC Students. Please visit the website for more information. Please call or visit to make an appointment. Walk-in nurse visits available.


      Behavior and Wellness Team

      The Behavior & Wellness Team (B&WT) is a multidisciplinary campus team that guides the campus community in effectively assessing and addressing concerning and/or threatening behavior. The B&WT aims to assist students who may be experiencing an emotional problem or before their behavior reaches a potentially dangerous level. The team does not respond to emergency or crisis situations. For emergency that require an immediate response, call the Department of Police and Campus Safety at 909-274-4555 or 911.


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      Bus Pass Program

      All students who are taking Mt. SAC college credit classes and have paid their student fees are entitled to a free Class Pass from Foothill Transit. The cost for the bus pass is included in your college fees, so all you have to do is pick yours up at the bookstore today. 

      The Class Pass is a reusable card that gives students unlimited access to Foothill Transit buses, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students who attend in the Fall can use their Class Pass during the Winter intersession, and students who attend in the Spring can use their Class Pass during the Summer intersession. 

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      Dean of Student Services 

      For pressing situations or situations involving multiple Student Services areas (i.e., financial aid, counseling, etc.), please contact the Dean of Student Services Office, 9C. 

      • T: (909) 274-4525

Off-Campus Resources

    • Housing IconHousing

      East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless

      Information on shelters, emergency assistance, transitional housing and health outreach. Please call for the latest information on shelters, and pick-up locations.


    • Food IconFood

      CalFresh Application

      CalFresh is for low-income people who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. Visit the website via the link below to review necessary documents to help prepare you finish your application.


      Sowing Seeds for Life

      Sowing Seeds for Life (SSFL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 2005 whose mission is to eliminate hunger. SSFL is a part of America’s Second Harvest whose mission is “feeding America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engaging our country in the fight to end hunger in our local communities."

      Food distributions every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      1350 Arrow Hwy                                        La Verne, CA 91750 

      Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

      Food and other products are distributed to people in need through charitable agencies or directly through programs; conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger; and energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief. Contact for food distribution sites.

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      Los Angeles County America's Job Centers of California

      America’s Job Center of California  (AJCC) is your easy one-stop access to the state’s employment-related services. Explore the resources through this Web portal or visit a local center. They're located throughout the state to help employers find qualified workers and job seekers find good jobs. Employers can get help in posting job openings and recruiting candidates. Job seekers can get assistance in assessing skills, finding job opportunities and training, prepping a résumé, and much more.

    • Wellness Icon Wellness

      Covered California

      Health insurance plans, including Medi-Cal, can be accessed through an online application system through the Covered California website. Please visit for more information or start an application, today. 

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      The San Grabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness

      The San Gabriel Vally Consortium on Homelessness facilitates partnerships, educates the community and member agencies, and advocates for appropriate housing and services in the San Gabriel Valley. 


      211 LA County

      Dial 211 from anywhere in LA County and a friendly representative will assist you with connecting to comprehensive social services for Los Angeles County residents.


      Services Center for Independent Life (SCIL)

      SCIL seeks to empower all persons, with any disability, in their request for greater personal independence and to advocate for a barrier free society. Services include: advocacy, assistant technology coordination, benefits planning, deaf services, cross-disability peer counseling, housing information and resources, independent living skills, information and referral, personal care assistant referrals, and transitional services.