PCC student Nicole Diaz visits the Lancer Pantry about once or twice a week, depending on how much her family spent or saved. The thought of living in a pandemic caused her to suffer from panic attacks when visiting the pantry. Still, she waited in line and brought home black beans, soups, and candies for her younger siblings.
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 …
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.