The Heights

Updated: March 09, 2017

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Donate to the Foothill College Food Pantry

Last fall, the Dean of Student’s Office, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Community Services Agency opened a campus food pantry to distribute groceries to hungry and low-income students and their families. Help support the pantry by dropping off non-perishable items at the Student Affairs Office, Room 202, or donating to the Foothill-De Anza Foundation.

Food insecurity for California college students is a growing concern throughout the state. The Food Pantry helps provide food so students can successfully focus on achieving their educational goals. It is open to any Foothill student enrolled in credit or non-credit classes who meets the self-reported income eligibility set by Second Harvest. In November alone, 82 students visited the pantry. 

"It's shocking that in such a wealthy and innovative part of the country, food insecurity is a very real concern for so many of our students," said Thom Shepard, Dean of Student Affairs. "I am grateful that our partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Services Agency of Mountain View have allowed us to better serve the Foothill Community."

The college and the Foothill-De Anza Foundation applaud our community partners for sharing their expertise and working together to strengthen the safety net for underserved students and their families. The Foundation purchased wire-shelving racks to accommodate the non-perishables, which include healthier options than the campus has been able to offer in the past. With funding support from the ASFC, the Food Pantry has also been able to expand hours of service. Students with demonstrated need can make an appointment to access the food bank services in Room 2002 from Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. With your donations, the Food Pantry can continue to be a resource for students in need. 

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