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.
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.
Meal Share Donation Program
Pop-Up Food Pantry & Pantry Share
Pop-Up Food Pantry
Come by the Pop-Up Food Pantry every Tuesday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in front of the Fireplace Pavilion.
Located in the Mosaic Cultural Center and the Collegium, there are marked food items for any student who needs a snack or a meal.
The Mosaic Center, Veterans Center and Collegium has a Lending Library that is open for Biola students to borrow and use.
Local Resources & CalFresh Program
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.
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.