Renegade Pantry

Bakersfield College’s Renegade Pantry received a $20,000 grant from the Kern Partnership for Children and Families to help alleviate food insecurity among college students.

Bakersfield College’s Renegade Pantry received a $20,000 grant from the Kern Partnership for Children and Families to help alleviate food insecurity among college students.

The grant provides $2,000 per month for 10 consecutive months to boost the pantry’s inventory with nutritious foods and non-alcoholic beverages, according to a press release.

“Our goal at the Renegade Pantry is to ensure students’ basic needs are met for them to stay focused on their academics and career pathways,” said Nicky Damania, BC director of student life. “With the additional funding provided by the Kern Partnership for Children and Families, BC’s Pantry will be able to support more student Renegades through the fall and spring semesters.”

To make donations to the Renegade Pantry, contact The Office of Student Life at (661) 395-4355.

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mgwood

In our town (Moscow, ID) the University has a give-and-take food pantry at the entrance to the librar which is open 24/7/ Please take what you can use. Please leave whatever you can. At the end of each term students can turn in food items in exchange for library fines. Works out well and might be worth a try.

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