According to CBC’s Fall Student Survey, 11% of their students (824) reported they had experienced going hungry because they could not afford enough food. The number is probably much higher since around 50% of students nationwide report they have experienced food insecurity.
“Too often, CBC students – many of whom are supporting families or working multiple jobs while attending school – do not always know where their next meal will come from,” said CBC’s President, Rebekah Woods. “Thanks to 2nd Harvest and other community partners, the CBC Student Food Pantry can provide our students with relief from hunger so they can focus on their education and be successful both in and out of the classroom.”
2nd Harvest has generously offered to stock the shelves with 70 percent fresh produce as well as protein and grains, dried foods, produce, dairy products, water and more!
“Building stronger, healthier communities is a commitment 2nd Harvest takes very seriously,” said Chelsea Armstrong, 2nd Harvest’s Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Director. “The CBC Food Pantry is a partnership that helps fulfill that commitment by addressing a huge need in our community and ensuring access to healthy food for students at CBC.”
Monday, November 18
CBC Pasco Campus
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301