The Food Assistance Fund
“Thank you for sharing such an amazing gift. Times are hard for everyone right now, especially for students, and those who work full time. ”
- 62% of survey respondents experienced at least one of the following: food insecurity, housing insecurity, or homelessness
- 53% of survey respondents experienced one or more challenges that prevented them from having a safe, affordable, and consistent place to live in the previous year.
- 14% of survey respondents did not have a fixed, regular, and adequate place to live at some point during the previous year.
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is working diligently to turn the tide on the issue of hunger and food insecurity among its student population.
Food insecurity can be a barrier to student success. Check out this Fox 10 News interview with Brian Spicker, President and CEO, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation and Dr. Ray Ostos, District Director, Student Affairs, Maricopa Community Colleges, from the Mesa Market at Mesa Community College. Support for these programs, like the grant we received from The Kroger Co. Foundation in partnership with Fry’s Food Stores, allow for our students to focus on their education and not their next meal.