Modesto Junior College, through its established program to address food insecurities, Pirates Pantry, is also launching “Project Relief.” On Thursday, April 23, Vice President of Student Services Flerida Arias and Vice President of Instruction Jennifer Zellet, along with MJC staff will be providing students who sign up for the service with a food box. Adhering to strict public health measures for social distancing, students will drive up or walk up to receive the food box.
Under their new slogan during the COVID-19 crisis, “Socially distant yet connected by our commitment and service to your basic needs,” Pirates Pantry remains available to provide all students with supplemental food items during the pandemic. To ensure the safety of everyone, they will now offer the pre-packaged food items every other Thursday, starting on April 23.
“Since moving all of our college operations on March 20, 2020, and having facilitated communication for students to our various services departments through our website chat feature, we knew we needed to continue addressing food insecurities in our community,” Arias commented. “The COVID-19 crisis has increased this need even more for our students. The Pirates Pantry Relief Project allows us to address food insecurity needs, while also meeting public health safety standards during the pandemic.
To learn more about MJC’s Pirates Pantry and for students to complete the “Food Box Application” visit https://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/pantry/index.php.
“I look forward to personally handing out food boxes to our students, and I am proud of our MJC Team who have worked diligently to adapting our food distribution operations to this new reality of safeguarding everyone’s public health,” said Arias.
For more information, contact Jonathon Arias, Program Specialist MJC’s Pirates Pantry, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.