For community college students, the pandemic & food insecurity are intertwined

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For community college students, the pandemic & food insecurity are intertwined

SF Department of Children, Youth & Their Families

At the beginning of the Shelter in Place Order in San Francisco, the SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families, City College of San Francisco, and two nonprofit agencies came together to immediately address food security needs of low-income City College students. Since that time, multiple partnerships have been put in place in order to provide free meals, groceries, and other food- related assistance. Please visit the Free Meals and Food Assistance page on the DCYF website to learn more about these efforts.

Angelica Nevarez started out the year with a lot of hope. After losing her job in 2019, she enrolled at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in order to pursue a degree in health information technology. She hoped that a new career in an in-demand field would help her improve her economic situation and that of her grandparents, who she lives with and supports.

Angelica, and many other low-income CCSF students, regularly utilized a food pantry and snack distribution program managed by the school. Every month, the pantry program provided critical food security resources for over 900 low-income CCSF students.

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