United Faculty Donates to College Food Bank

Keith Vescial, United Faculty membership chair and Cypress College English professor, presented the check to Associated Students President Amanda Aros and Activities Coordinator Fernando Lizarraga.

United Faculty, the faculty union of the North Orange County Community College District, donated $1000 to the Cypress College Food Bank to help address food insecurity among Cypress students.

The Food Bank, located in the Student Activities Center, opened this semester to help students focus more on their academic successes rather than where their next meal is coming from. All Cypress College students are welcome.

Students may register by scheduling a confidential appointment with David Okawa, Student Activities Director, at (714) 484-7197 or dokawa@cypresscollege.edu. Students can also walk in on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.

When registering, please:

  • Have your Cypress College photo ID and current class schedule;
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of three units at Cypress College; and
  • Complete a Food Bank Registration form to be connected with all eligible services.

To support the Food Bank, donate non-perishable, sealed food items with clear expirations printed on the label at the Student Activities Office during normal business hours (Monday and Thursday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Monetary donations, 100 percent of which is used to purchase non-perishable food items, are also accepted.

For more information, contact Becky Rojas at (714) 484-7199 or rrojas@cypresscollege.edu.

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