Pack the Pantry helps fill college food pantries
November 1, 2022 |
California Coast Credit Union and the San Diego Food Bank are hosting the fourth annual Pack the Pantry event to support local college students facing food insecurity throughout the month of November.
Approximately 50% of local community college students face food insecurity. As a result of not having reliable, consistent access to food, students are more likely to miss classes or drop out of school.
With your generous support, Pack the Pantry will help stock food pantries on San Diego and Riverside county college campuses.
“Pack the Pantry is a wonderful new tradition that is making a real difference in the lives of our region’s community college students,” said Dr. Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District. “Food insecurity is a real issue on campus and this virtual food drive will go a long way to support the work being done at each of food pantries at our 10 local colleges.”