A helping hand

San Diego Community College District

Anyone can help address the challenges students are facing with food and housing insecurity.

Donations can be made to City College through “Give to City, Help a Student.” Information about making donations at the campus’s oft-used Emergency Food Pantry is available by contacting Leroy Brady at lbrady@sdccd.edu.

Those interested in addressing Mesa College’s food insecurity efforts can go online to The Stand and make a monetary donation there or purchase items from The Stand Amazon Wish List. General inquiries can be sent to Mesa College Student Services technician Johanna Aleman at jaleman@sdccd.edu or by calling 619-388-5940. In addition, donations to the Mesa College Resiliency Fund to assist students in need can be made online. Further information on the fund can be obtained through the Office of Resource Development at 619-388-2285.

In 2019, Miramar College distributed 72,679 pounds of rescued produce at its Free Farmer’s Market, which is held once a month on campus. Additionally, Miramar College picked up and distributed another 29,200 pounds of food from the Feeding San Diego Retail Rescue Program. Information about making donations to Miramar College’s Jet Fuel: Students United Against Hunger initiative is available by contacting Joseph Hankinson at jhankins@sdccd.edu or by calling the Office of Student Affairs at 619-388-7313. Donations can be dropped off at the Jet Fuel Pantry in Room K1-211A or at the Associated Students office in Room K1-208.

SDCEats! is Continuing Education’s food pantry at the Educational Cultural Complex in Mountain View. Donations of non-perishable, dry goods are always welcome and may be dropped off at Continuing Education’s Rising to Success Centers from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Rising to Success Centers are in Room 116 at the Educational Cultural Complex; Room 125 at the Mid-City Campus; and Room 212 at the César E. Chávez Campus. In addition, volunteer opportunities are available for faculty, professional staff, administrators, and students by emailing Dean of Student Equity Maureen Rubalcaba at mrubalcaba@sdccd.edu or by calling SDCEats! at 619-388-4933.

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