Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.64
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date March 31, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle Central College
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 0.50 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution host a food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger and poverty among students?:
Yes

A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:

In 2017, in an effort to address food insecurity issues that students face while attending school, the Veterans Resource Center at Seattle Central College created a food pantry to provide students with a centralized location to access food and other essentials. Seattle Central hired on a full-time AmeriCorps staff member in 2018 to run and develop the Food and Resource Program. The food pantry sources such support from leftover stock in the campus cafeteria, community and government partnerships, and generous donations from community members. The program aims to connect students to all of the available extracurricular resources, so they can focus on finishing their course(s) and degree(s).

During normal operations, once a week, students in need are able to stop by the food pantry, located in BE3225. Students interested in grabbing items from the pantry must stop by Student Support Programs, in BE3215, and sign in with their student ID. The magic of the on-campus food pantry - meeting students where they are at - was interrupted during the COVID-19 closures. When safe, the program was/will be providing weekly distributions of food, toiletries, and school supplies to students in need of additional support. In the Spring and Summer quarter of remote instruction, we distributed over 300 customized supply bags to students.


Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
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