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The Mt. SAC Mountie Fresh Basic Needs 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

COVID-19 Mountie Fresh Basic Needs Resources Updates:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Dear Mounties: To learn about the latest directives Mt. San Antonio College is taking in regard to the COVID-19 situation please visit the Covid19 web page.
During these trying times with regards to the effects of COVID-19, we are working hard in trying to keep our website up to date with community resources that can provide some support as well as in adjusting our programming to provide both remote and in person services. Our Basic Needs Resources Program will continue providing support remotely and in person (in building 9G, The Basic Needs Resources Center). 
Apply for CalFresh benefits from the comfort of your own home: Our partners at "Get" have created a Mt. SAC personalized link for students who wish to apply for CalFresh benefits on their own and at their own pace!  This link allows you to complete a short 10 minute application to find out if you and your household are eligible! CalFresh Outreach staff from Mountie Fresh Basic Needs Resources are available to provide support at any point of the application process!   
Community Resources: The search box below provides community resources depending on your geographical area. 
    Mobile Shower Access:    During COVID-19, changes have occurred to the mobile shower locations in Los Angeles County. Mobile showers and handwashing locations in Los Angeles County can be found here.                                                  

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Learn about available Basic Needs Resources
There are various types of resources available for students in need at Mt. SAC. Our staff can assist you seek the resources most beneficial to your current situation.
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Hope Center Research
Access our research page that houses the 2018 and 2020 #RealCollege Survey Reports for Mt. SAC and links to other basic needs research, including the numerous studies conducted by The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.
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Give to Basic Needs Resources
Gifts to our program have a direct impact on food and housing insecure students. If you are interested in donating to our program click the link below or contact Rigo Estrada at with any questions or potential collaborations. Thank you in advance for considering our program!

Our Staff

Name Title
Rigo Estrada, MSW Director, Basic Needs Resources
Vivian Hernandez, MS Program Coordinator
Lorena Cardozo, MS Student Services Program Specialist II
Dulce Gonzalez, MSW  Social Worker
Paulina Serrano Noncredit Basic Needs Expert
Helen Hernandez  Mountie Fresh Food Pantry Project Expert 
Alicia Barrera Mountie Fresh Food Pantry Support
Stephany Rosales CalFresh Outreach Support
Linda Dominguez CalFresh Outreach Support
Kimberly Yerena Student Navigator Lead
Giselle Dorado-Casanova Student Navigator
Grey Arias Student Navigator
Monica Sanchez Student Navigator
Pearl Pale Student Navigator
Richard Chavez Student Navigator
Gio Berruecos Student Employee (pantry support)
Norman Cox Student Employee (pantry support)

Contact Us

         Mt. San Antonio College
         1100 N. Grand Ave

         Walnut, CA  91789

Campus Location   Campus Location
         Building 9G - Basic Needs Resources Center

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

Email  Email

Phone  Phone

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