On January 23, 2018, the NOCCCD Board of Trustees authorized the District’s request to accept new funding of $77,084 in one-time funding for the Hunger-Free Campus initiative in the 2017-18 fiscal year.
In response to rising food insecurity among community college students, the California State Legislature approved $2.5 million of one-time funding in the 2017-18 State Budget for California Community Colleges willing to provide services that address this issue.
All three institutions in the District started activities related to the Hunger-Free Campus initiative including food pantries at both Cypress College and Fullerton College and food distribution at North Orange Continuing Education. While the majority of these activities have been funded by donations, the allocation from the State will help further NOCCCD’s goal of alleviating hunger on campus. In addition to the food pantries and distribution, the new funding will help enroll students in CalFresh. CalFresh helps to improve the health and well-being of low-income families and indivduals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.
For more information regarding the Hunger-Free Campus designation, please see Assembly Bill 453.
To access information related to CalFresh, click here.