CCAC celebrates opening of food pantries at all campuses

Article by: Christian Morrow, New Pittsburgh Ourier
 Though Pittsburgh has multiple agencies dedicated to addressing the hunger that affects low-income residents throughout the city, few had looked at another population in need–college students.

Now, thanks to a partnership with East End Cooperative Ministry, Community College of Allegheny County is meeting those needs head on.

With the opening of food pantries at its Allegheny, North, and Homewood-Brushton campuses, the college now has operating food pantries at all five campuses. They celebrated with a ribbon-cutting at the Allegheny Campus on the North Side, April 23.

“Food insecurity is one of the hidden barriers that affects our students,” said CCAC President Dr. Quintin Bullock. “For an institution like ours which serves a high percentage of first-generation and economically-challenged students, this shows our commitment to eliminating those barriers and allowing our students to achieve their highest potential.”