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EPCC Tejanos Open Food Pantry for Students

On Monday, El Paso Community College’s (EPCC) Student Government Association (SGA) celebrated the grand opening of the Tejano Food Pantry.

The new pantry will be serving students from EPCC via the location at the Valle Verde Campus.

The Tejano Food Pantry will be open once a month on the third Monday of each month from the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The student would receive food for a month until they can come again and collect more food. The food pantry will be supplied by student donations, club donations, and SGA funds allocated for this purpose.

Pictured from left to right: Bryan Mena, Andrea Porras Portillo, Christal Tucker, Hugo Mejia
Pictured from left to right: Bryan Mena, Andrea Porras Portillo, Christal Tucker, Hugo Mejia

“In speaking with students and listening to their concerns, we heard that many had dropped out or were contemplating dropping out in order to get a job to provide food for their family,” Christal Tucker, President of EPCC Student Government Association said. “SGA saw that food was a drastic need for many students, therefore we contacted other community colleges and began the process of establishing the food pantry.”

Currently, SGA will open one food pantry that will be located at the Valle Verde Campus in room C-102 and plan to expand to other campuses in the future.

As SGA represents all campuses, any EPCC student with a valid ID can receive food from the pantry regardless of what campus they attend.

For more information, please call (915) 831-2096

 

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