AAUW Sacramento Branch Supports Cosumnes River College Food Pantry by Deborah Dunn

Kudos to our Sacramento Branch members for their generosity in providing more than 35 grocery bags full of non-perishable food to The Hawk Spot, the food closet at Cosumnes River College in February. The Hawk Spot was created in cooperation with the Elk Grove Food Bank in response to food insecurity among the students at CRC. After learning about The Hawk Spot during the November Branch program on women and student loans, the Sacramento Branch Board of Directors elected to take action. Members were encouraged to consider donating food to the CRC food closet. Our members rose to the occasion and gave generously.

Our Sacramento Branch received the following note from Mary Lou Alcantara, Student Ambassador at CRC:

“Thank you so much for the time, effort and donations that your association has given our food pantry. Cosumnes River College’s Hawk Spot currently serves about 200 students per month, and due to the growth of the program from last year, there have been times where we’ve struggled to provide amount of food needed for our students. The donations have helped us greatly in terms of providing for the growing population of students who come to us for aid.”