Mt. San Jacinto College opens food pantries for students in need

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Mt. San Jacinto College opens permanent food pantries on two of its campuses to serve hundreds of students in need monthly. Valley News/Mt. San Jacinto College photo
SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College opened permanent food pantries on two of its campuses to serve hundreds of students in need monthly. Through partnerships with the MSJC Foundation and Feeding America of the Inland Empire, the MSJC Food 4 Thought pantries provide nonperishable food items to more than 400 students and their families monthly. MSJC began holding regular pop-up food pantries at its campuses in November 2017 and continued to provide students food resources at frequent drive-thru events in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new pantries, which opened in the fall 2021 semester, are open for students three days weekly at the Menifee and San Jacinto campuses. “It’s important to me that our students have food because it’s challenging to concentrate in
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