To address the increasing apprehension over food insecurity on campus, San Diego Mesa College Student Services launched a food pantry called The Stand. In addition to providing immediate food relief, The Stand provides information on other support programs (e.g., CAL Fresh and 211 San Diego), and community food pantry resources for students. The primary goal of The Stand is to serve students who experience food insecurities and are in need of emergency food. This generally correlates with low income, but it is not always the case. As noted in multiple studies, a large number of students earn income that may be too high to qualify for financial aid, and as a consequence are barely able to get by. For this reason, The Stand is available to all students, and through embedded follow-up services the college can intentionally focus on disproportionately impacted students.
To learn more, please see the below contact information:
Cathy Hasson
Director of Institutional Research and Planning
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