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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.
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.

SEID students

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.

  • Get Connected

Resources

3 students at donation boothMeal Share Donation Program

Currently suspended for Fall 2020

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

To receive meals donated by Biola Students, complete the form below.

Sign Up for Meal Share

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Biola Shares student workers and staffDrive-Thru Pop-Up Food Pantry

For Fall 2020, with the transition to remote learning, we are working to make our weekly Pop-Up Food Pantry into a Drive-Thru Pop-Up Food Pantry.

The Pop-Up Food Pantry and Pantry Share is currently suspended and will resume upon campus re-opening.

Student Basic Needs Assessment

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Stack of booksTextbooks & 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.

Free E-Book Textbooks

Request to Borrow Laptop

Fruit and VegetablesLocal Resources

Explore local food and resources in your community to best fit your needs. Also, check out the CalFresh program, a nutrition program that seek to provide California households and student with healthy food options.

Partner With Biola

Learn More About Local Resources

Learn More About CalFresh

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.

Join the Team

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

To learn more about Biola's response to COVID-19, go to biola.edu/coronavirus.

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