The Lions’ Den Food Pantry is open for business! The grand opening was held January 29, with dozens of staff and students in attendance. MCCC received approximately $18-thousand dollars from the California State Legislature, as well as partnerships with our Associated Student Government, Madera County Food Bank, and the Madera Master Gardeners to help fund and fill this much-needed service for our students. Hours are 10am-2pm Monday-Thursday, but that could change in the near future. If a student wants us to open the pantry before/after hours, we will always try to have someone available to help them. Toiletries (toothpaste toilet paper, etc.) will eventually be added to the pantry as well. The Lions’ Den Food Pantry is available to all 4,500+ students on campus. Esmi Careaga from KMPH FOX 26 profiled the pantry on the “Great Day” morning show January 30.
CAPTION: Students and staff were up bright and early to be on “Great Day” with Reporter Esmi Careaga (blue jacket) January 30.