Food pantry established on campus
In an effort to address food insecurity issues that students face while attending school, Seattle Central recently created a new space for the college’s food pantry to provide students with a centralized location to access food and other essentials.
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 food pantry stays well-stocked thanks for community partners such as Jewish Family Services and food banks in the area.
Earlier this year, Seattle Central hired Zach Hunter, the college’s new food pantry specialist, to oversee and expand the college’s food pantry. Over the past year, the Associated Student Council collaborated with Phi Theta Kappa to produce pop-up food pantries and food drives to collect items for the low income and homeless population. Hunter will help to streamline processes and form partnerships.