Housing Residents Donate Hot Meals

Erick Brigham, Multimedia Journalist

The dining commons, located below in housing, contributed to the season of giving by offering students a way to help those in need. 

Between Nov. 12 and 15, students had the opportunity to donate meals through the Feed a Need program. This event, hosted once a semester, lets housing students transfer one to two hot meals from their meal plan to students who have food insecurities. 

CalFresh and the Food Pantry plans to take these meals and deliver them to those who are in need of resources. These meals are coming from the week of Thanksgiving so students who are leaving home wouldn’t lose out on their 10,12 or 17 meals. 

“It’s two extra meals [more] than a kid was planning to have that week,” said Joseph Siegenthaler, a criminal justice major. Ayzia Clowney, a CalFresh and Food Pantry intern, stated food availability is “a basic human right.”  

Donations are always welcomed through the food pantry in the University-Student Union Room 308 E. On Mondays, they accept donations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays, they serve food 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.