San Diego Mesa College will debut “The Stand: Farmer’s Market”, created via a new partnership with Feeding San Diego at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Stand: Farmers Market grand opening event will offer students and members of the Mesa College community access to free food, including fresh produce.
“We are excited to partner with Feeding San Diego to offer this important resource for our students, “stated Dr. Pamela T. Luster, President. “Providing free, fresh produce to our community begins to address challenges associated with food insecurity including academic outcomes, health, depression and stress. We are the change we wish to see and are excited about the impact our partnership will have on our campus community.”
The initiative is part of Mesa College’s effort on “Taking a Stand Against Hunger.” Free reusable bags will be given to the first 150 guests. Various additional resources will be available at the event, including representatives from the CalFresh program which provides free money for food to eligible students. Faculty and staff will also be on hand to answer questions about The Stand and to provide access to other campus resources. Going forward, Mesa College plans to host a Farmer’s Market each month.
The Stand will also be accepting donations of nonperishable food items, gently-used professional or business casual clothing, or unopened hygiene products. Monetary donations can be made online via PayPal or Amazon Wish List on The Stand homepage. Checks can be made out to and sent to The San Diego Mesa College Foundation at 7250 Mesa College Drive, Room A-111 (please include “The Stand” in the memo).
For information, visit The Stand webpage or contact the Student Success & Equity Office at 619-388-5940.
San Diego Mesa College is at 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego.