link Mission College Food Assistance Program

Free eGift Cards to Buy Food

Request Assistance Form

The Food Assistance team coordinates bi- weekly distributions of FREE eGift cards to Walmart.  To be eligible, Mission students must be enrolled in at least three units during the Fall 2021 semester and complete the Food Request Form each week by the given deadline. 

Students who qualify will receive:

  • $60.00 Walmart eGift cards
  • OR a different increment amount based on availability (example: $50, or $40 Walmart eGift cards)

Please note that the form opens on a Monday at 8 a.m and closes on Friday at 12 p.m. (noon). Consult the schedule below for the week in which the application form is open. For example, if the submission due date is September 17th, that means the form will be open on Monday September 13th at 8 and closes on September 17th at 12. Distribution of gift cards by email happens the following Wednesday.

* Due to the limited amount of funding, distribution will be on a first come, first serve basis. Distribution dates are subject to change based on the needs of the program.

Food Request Form Deadline and Distribution Dates
Time Period When Form is Accessible Fall 2021 Distribution
(via email)
September 13- September 17 September 22
September 27- October 1 October 6
October 11- October  15 October 20
October 25 - October 29 November 3
November 8 - November 12 November 17
November 22- November 26 December 1
December 6- December 10 December 15
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Lunch Vouchers Available

Come have lunch on Mission! Students can now pick up FREE lunch vouchers from the Campus Center Information Desk Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for up to $12 to the Mission College Cafeteria. To be eligible, students must show proof of enrollment in at least 3 units at Mission College this Fall semester.

The Mission College Cafeteria is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and students are limited to one voucher each day.

Second Harvest Food Bank 

Mission College has also partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley to host a drive-thru food distribution every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in parking lot A. This opportunity is open to all members of the community and you do not need to be a Mission College student to receive fresh food and kitchen staples. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the Food Request Form due?

A: Please refer to the deadline schedule chart above. Deadline to submit is 12:00 pm on each Friday listed. 


Q: When will I receive my eGift cards?

A: Please refer to the distribution schedule chart above. Students who qualify will receive their eGift the date specified for the corresponding week.


Q: How many units do I need to be registered for?

A: You have to be registered for at least 3 units in the current semester that this program is offered at Mission College.

Q: Will I qualify for this progam if my classes I am taking is for West Valley College?

A: Unfortunately, no. This program is for Mission College students only. Meaning, you need to be registered for classes at Mission to qualify.


Q: How long does the program last?

A: The Food Assistance Summer Program will last through the end of the Summer 2021 semester. The college will determine whether to continue the program  based on funding. 


Q: Can I request additional e-gift cards?

A: Unfortunately, no, but you may re-apply for future distributions.


Q: Who do I contact if I have issues with my gift card?

A: Lusyna Narvaez, Program Specialist – Equity Office (lusyna.narvaez@missioncollege.edu.)