• MHCC Foundation raising funds through December to provide meals for hungry students

    More than 3,400 full-time students face challenges with food insecurity.

    GRESHAM, Ore. – The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Foundation is continuing to raise funds through the end of 2019 to provide quick meals and fresh fruits and vegetables for students who do not always know where their next might come from.

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    More than 3,400 full-time students identify as facing challenges with food insecurity, according to a survey administered by the college. Many of these students rely on Barney’s Pantry, (MHCC’s campus food pantry) located in the student union.

    Barney’s Pantry works in conjunction with the Oregon Food Bank and is a resource for food or personal hygiene items. Rhonda Johnson, an MHCC student and mentor for the college’s Transitions program, doesn’t always have the means to bring food when she spends long hours on campus.

    “I try to balance everything out and am spending more time on campus than ever. Having Barney’s Pantry is a humongous help,” she said.

    Rhonda’s story is just one of many. That is why the MHCC Foundation is asking for donations through the end of 2019 that will help the college provide one, two or even three quick meals for students in need.

    To do this, we need your help raising:

    • $6,810 to cover one quick meal for each of these students, or
    • $13,620 to cover two quick meals, or
    • $20,430 to cover three quick meals

    The first $10,000 donated to this campaign will be matched by the MHCC Foundation.