FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2019
College Opens Basic Needs Center for Students
To help better meet the needs of housing and food insecure students, College of the Canyons has expanded and rebranded its Food for Thought Pantry into the Basic Needs Center (BaNC) to serve as a one stop-shop locale.
Located in the Student Center (Room 123B), the BaNC provides currently enrolled students with free food, clothing, personal hygiene items, shower kits, on-site microwave access, and specialty items.
“We have been overwhelmed with student interest and participation so far,” said Brenda Clarke, BaNC coordinator. “No student should have to worry about how to meet their basic needs while pursuing their academic goals.”
In addition, the BaNC offers students with housing and social services, such as CalFRESH and MediCal sign-up assistance.
During the spring 2019 semester, the BaNC’s hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.
Those interested in contributing items to the BaNC are asked to donate non-perishable, individualized items that are sold in bulk.