What is 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.
Biola Shares History
Established the Biola Shares Basic Needs Committee; launched pantry shares in the Mosaic Center and Collegium.
Established the first pop-up food pantry in all CCCU's; created the first coordinator role with SGA funding.
Over 1,000 meals were donated by the Biola community; launched the first comprehensive basic needs study at Biola — 2019 Biola Basic Needs Report.
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.
Who is Biola Shares for?
- Biola Shares is here to serve all Biola students in need of basic items (e.g. groceries, meals on campus, textbooks, technology assistance) to support them in their education journey.
- If you have any basic needs and would like to get connected to resources available, complete the assessment form below.
Meal Share Donation Program
Drive-Thru Pop-Up Food Pantry
Textbooks & Laptops
The Mosaic Center provides a Lending Library that is open to all students and the Collegium provides a book share program to use any books in their library while in that space. In addition, IT has a limited number of laptops that can be made available for students to borrow.
Join 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.