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.
In collaboration with the Lancer Pantry, the Sustainability Committee hosted a food drive event at the quad on Tuesday afternoon, with aims to assist student’s needs through donations.
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.
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.
The moment she found out she was a soon-to-be mom at only 13 years old, Roseanne Rivera was convinced by her mother that her life was over. She was an honors student and cheerleader at school who damaged her reputation by getting pregnant before even starting high school.
In order to relieve the ever-present struggle of hunger that many students face, PCC will soon be implementing a free food bank program known as Lancer Pantry for those in need.