Food Pantry Program
“Many students don’t usually eat on campus, because they can’t afford food. I can’t always buy food or bring it from home.”
In high school I participated in the ACE (Achieving a College Education) program at Glendale Community College (GCC), and after I graduated, I became a student there. At GCC, I’ve learned that I’m motivated by the possibilities of what I can achieve. I hope to transfer to Arizona State University one day, to study biomedical engineering, because I’m fascinated by the human body. Especially, how it can do so much, yet be so fragile. I can’t wait to see what I can do with my degree and what I can impact.
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is working together with the Maricopa Community Colleges District to bring the issue of hunger and food insecurity among our student population to the forefront, by encouraging our supporters and local businesses to help expand programs and services at each college. Our goal is to have our students focus on completing their classwork, versus focusing on where they are going to get their next meal.