Every student deserves a home and not have to worry about their next meal. According to a 2017 Wisconsin HOPE Lab study, which represents more than “33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states,” every two out of three students suffer from food insecurity. All ten Maricopa Community Colleges participated in this survey.
To address this issue, the District Office Student Affairs staff and Student Life and Leadership directors partnered with St. Mary’s Food Bank, Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, The Salvation Army, United Food Bank, and Valley of the Sun United Way. Through this partnership, Maricopa Community Colleges has hosted numerous events to distribute fresh food to students and families in need. Additionally, each college has established either a food pantry or other form of meal assistance to quickly aid students.
Want to be a part of the solution? Get in touch with your college’s Student Life and Leadership director today to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities or how you can get involved.