For most, grocery shopping is part of a household’s weekly routine. Walking the aisles of the local Ralphs grabbing milk, eggs, and cereal becomes a mindless activity, but what happens when the price tag on the products causes you to do a double take? According to Time, grocery prices have increased by nearly 11.8% in the last year. This price increase affects staple items, spanning from bread to milk to chicken. While the exact cause of the increase in price is unknown, it is speculated …
PCC trustees fight against food insecurity on campus
The board of trustees delegation recently opened a dialogue to expanding the subsidized lunch program to community colleges with federal legislators in Washington, D.C. this February.
Editorial: PCC needs better services, not corporations
Though Pasadena City College (PCC) is an institution that likes to think of itself as a campus that seeks to meet the needs of its students, it continues to fall short of that premise by bringing unneeded corporations such as Starbucks and Follett to campus rather than working to improve upon certain student services.
Mobile pantry to provide students with fresh food
The L.A. Regional Food Bank’s mobile pantry is scheduled to make one more appearance to the campus community today from noon to 2 p.m. at Lancer’s Pass. With today being the last time to appear, PCC’s contract with the company will end as well, since the deal was to last for one academic year. The plan from Special Services is to work on renewing the contract so they can keep the mobile pantry serving the students into next year, but nothing has happened yet. “We’re …
Library lessens late fines and reduces food insecurity
To combat a widespread issue faced by students across the globe, the Shatford Library has collaborated with the Lancer Pantry to orchestrate an event that helps alleviate student hunger on campus. The donation-based event, referred to as “Food 4 Fines,” is hosted every Spring semester at the campus library. Students with overdue library fines can pay off their fines by donating food items, according to Lauren Bauer, a staff librarian who conducted the event. “Students can pay off those fines instead of giving us cash,” …
Courier Chat: Food Insecurity with Lisa Nelson
In the Courier Chat’s first podcast, we hear from Lisa Nelson, the outreach coordinator for the Lancer Pantry, about PCC’s food insecurity. Later in the podcast, Rob talks about his editorial about food insecurity. Have something you want us to talk about on the podcast? Want to appear as a guest? Email us!: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial: PCC, please feed us
Hiding in the shadow of PCC’s Aspen Top 10 ranking is a dark problem affecting its students; food insecurity is the ghost haunting community college campuses, and Pasadena City College is no exception.
Sustainability committee tackles food insecurity on campus
The Associated Students’ sustainability committee hosted a food drive Thursday afternoon in the quad to collect supplies for the Lancer Pantry, a food bank on campus. The committee is a subsection of the Associated Students (AS) and their most recent focus has been addressing food insecurity amongst the student community. “In a typical meeting, we plan events, figure out the logistics and brainstorm,” said Ilianna Talamentes, a member of the committee. AS vice president for sustainability Tara Agahi explained how food insecurity is more common …
Lancer Pantry teams up with Food Forward to fight hunger on campus
The Pasadena City College Lancer Pantry Advisory Committee was formed to address food insecurity among PCC students by offering a food pantry resource. The food pantry on campus is completely stocked by donations, and continues to grow due to the attentiveness of Barbara Freund, Lancer Pantry Committee, and the Associated Students.
Lancer Pantry continues to conquer food insecurity
The once empty CC-212 has transformed into Lancer Pantry, crowded with bread loaves, canned food, pre-packaged lunches, and fruits. As the semester went by, Lancer Pantry has added more to their shelves and is serving 1,800 to 2,000 pounds of food per week, thanks to the numerous donors who’ve been supporting PCC’s newest student service all semester.