In collaboration with Community’s Child and the Los Angeles Food Bank, Los Angeles Harbor College has re-launched the opening of our campus-based food pantry. Research indicates that approximately 50% of community college students in California do NOT have enough to eat. “Having a food pantry on campus will lessen some of the stress related to food insecurity on our campus. Our new partnership has afforded our campus the ability to offer more than snacks and non-perishable. We are now able to offer protein and fresh vegetables, which allows our students to prepare nutritious meals.” said Tracye Jones, Harbor College Next Up Counselor and Coordinator of the Maslow Center for Basic Needs. The food pantry is open every day with the exception of Friday’s, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Community’s Child is a local non-profit organization that is committed to providing homeless women with infant healthy alternatives to abuse, poverty, addictions, and hopelessness. The Los Angeles Food Bank is an organization whose sole mission is to mobilize community resources and alleviate hunger insecurity. They have been doing this work since 1973 and they have distributed more than 1.83 pounds of food to date.
Thank you to our community partners and our Foundation for helping LAHC end food insecurity on our campus.