We understand that for some of our students, it can be challenging to choose between a meal, gas or texbooks and that the added financial stress can interfere with your academic success. Biola Shares was created to help alleviate this burden so that you can feel secure and better focus on your academics.
The Biola Shares Food Pantry is meant to serve as a supplemental resource for students who have limited or uncertain access to a sufficient quantity of food or hygiene products. You are not expected to pay for items taken from the pantry.
The Biola Shares Lending Library is a resource we offer in partnership with the Library for students who may not have the financial resources for all their textbooks.
Ultimately, our vision is to ensure that all students have their basic needs met so they can thrive while receiving a college education at Biola.Donate to Biola Shares
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
Biola Shares Food Pantry
Join us at the Biola Shares Food Pantry every other Tuesday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at the old mailroom across from the SUB.
Pantry Schedule (2023–24)
September 12 and 26
October 10 and 24
November 7 and 21
March 12 and 26
April 9 and 23
The Library in partnership with Biola Shares offers a Lending Library for students with limited resources to borrow course textbooks for the semester. Come see what titles are available in the Library 2nd Floor Food Court! Veterans also have access to textbooks at the Veterans Center.
Local Resources & CalFresh Program
Join the Team
The Biola Shares Team consists of university staff, faculty, student leaders students just like you! We are committed to ensure that all students have their basic needs met so they can thrive while receiving a college education 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.