|Submission Date||March 31, 2021|
South Seattle College
IN-14: Food Bank
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District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution host a food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger and poverty among students?:
A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:
Founded in 2017, South Seattle College’s on-campus food pantry provides essential food and toiletry items to students in need. During Spring Quarter 2017, the pantry served approximately 400 students and distributed 2,000 food products and toiletries.
The food pantry promotes the academic success of students living at or near the poverty line and dealing with housing and food insecurity by providing a reliable source of food on-campus. Many students may not have access to community food banks during class times or face shortages from supplemental food programs. Similar food pantries have been implemented at the University of Washington and Pierce College.
The pantry is funded partially by Student Service and Activity Fees along with community sponsors, and is supported by the United Student Association (USA).
Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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