Redding, Calif. - The California Community College's Chancellor's Office gave Shasta College $13,500 in grant funding. It's part of a $500,000 anonymous donation made through the Chancellor's Office.
The money will go towards low-income students. It will also help increase the Fresh Success cash grants. Shasta College says, just this past fall there were close to 300 visits to the food pantry.
“I try to get as much food as possible and make it last,” said Shasta College student, Jacquelyn Jansen. “When I do have the opportunity to use the food pantry I definitely utilize it.”
“We know students are having to make those calculated costs on what to spend their money on and this can give them a little bit of relief,” said Sandra Hamilton Slaine, the Dean of Student Services at Shasta College.
The college says, over 200 students received Fresh Success Grants last fall.
Food for the food pantry comes through donations from Salvation Army and People of Progress. Shasta College partners with the Shasta Office of Education to help students applying for CalFresh.