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,” …
PCC Eco fair: Change starts with the individual
PCC’s Associated Students (AS) hosted their first eco fair, Hippy Hop, at the mirror pools this past Thursday, consisting of educational workshops and informative booths by a vegan outreach group, an international humanitarian organization and members of the AS sustainability committee. The purpose behind the event was to educate people about the severity in which the planet is being destroyed. Event coordinator Samantha Salomon explained this further in her presentation about plastic and pollution. Salomon discussed the rapidly growing “trash islands” which are phenomenons in …
Student Life shines spotlight on sustainability
Office of Student Life intern Samantha Salomon and Associated Students’ sustainability committee are preparing for an upcoming Informational Eco Fair on Thursday.
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.
Halloween food drive benefits Lancer Pantry
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.