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,” …
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 stocks shelves to squash food insecurity
The shelves abundant with canned and boxed food along with the colorful, fresh fruit table can make any student who walks into CC-211 feel like they’re grocery shopping on campus. The difference between this room and other grocery stores is that the grand total will always be $0.00. Welcome to the PCC’s Lancer Pantry.
Second annual Million Meals Marathon in time for Thanksgiving
The second annual Million Meals Marathon will be held Saturday and Sunday for 24 hours in Lot 1 of the Pasadena City College campus off of Hill Avenue.