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Get Your Basic Needs

Biola Shares

Our vision is to ensure that all students have their basic needs met so they can thrive while receiving a college education at Biola.

  • To provide programs such as Meal Share Donations, Pop-up Pantry, Lending Library and events throughout the year.
  • To connect all students in need to both university and local resources to help them thrive at Biola.
  • To facilitate university partnerships to holistically meet the growing needs of Biola students.
  • To empower students to meaningfully contribute, share and partake in ways to meet the needs in our community.
SEID students

Basic Needs Form

If you have any basic needs, please fill out the form below. The purpose is to serve all Biola students in need of items (i.e. meals, groceries, books, etc.) to help you thrive in your journey here.

Resources

Donate a meal flyerMeal Share Donation Program

All students are encouraged to donate a meal from their meal plan during our meal drive at the beginning of each semester.

Donate a Meal

To request for meals donated by Biola students, complete the form below.

Sign Up for Meals

Biola Shares student workers and staffPop-Up Food Pantry & Pantry Share

Pop-Up Food Pantry
Come by the Pop-Up Food Pantry every Tuesdays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in front of the Fireplace Pavilion.

Explore Pop-Up Food Pantry

Pantry Share
Located in the Mosaic Cultural Center and the Collegium, there are marked food items for any student who needs a snack or a meal.

a student exploring books on shelfLending Library

The Mosaic Center, Veterans Center and Collegium has a Lending Library that is open for Biola students to borrow and use.

Explore Lending Library

Fruit and VegetablesLocal Resources & CalFresh Program

Local Resources
Explore local food and resources in your community to best fit your needs.

Explore Local Resources

CalFresh Program
The CalFresh Program is a nutrition program that seeks to provide California households and student healthy food options.

Explore CalFresh Program

Biola Shares Student WorkersJoin the Team

The Biola Shares Team consists of university staff and faculty, SGA senators, SEID leaders and students just like you! We are passionate about seeing all students have their basic needs met so they can thrive at Biola.

Become a Volunteer

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Biola is committed to your education journey. Explore the resources available for all Biola students below.

Academic Advising | Commuter Life | Commuter Small Groups | Career Explorer | Counseling CenterLearning Center | Pastoral Care | Student Wellness

    Past. Present. Future.

    Biola Shares History

    Fall 2016

    Established the Biola Shares Basic Needs Committee; launched pantry shares in the Mosaic Center and Collegium.

    Spring 2018

    Established the first pop-up food pantry in all CCCU's; created the first coordinator role with SGA funding.

    2018–19

    Over 1,000 meals were donated by the Biola community; launched the first comprehensive basic needs study at Biola — 2019 Biola Basic Needs Report.

    2019–20

    2,861 meals donated in Fall 2019; Bon Appetit commits $100,000 to Basic Needs over the next several years; partnerships grow with local churches and food pantries.