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Imagine you are unemployed and a single parent. Can you make it through the month with $1000?

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Food for Fines

March 3-7, 2014, Food for Fines @ MCC Libraries

Receive $1 off your MCC library fines for every non-perishable food** item you donate.  A $25 limit applies to MCC overdue fines only and does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials and future overdue fines.  All food donations benefit the MCC Food Pantry.

**A list of recommended items are on the bottom of this page

March 5, 2014, Hunger Banquet: 12-2pm, MCC Big White Tent

At the upcoming Oxfam America Hunger Banquet presented by the Mesa Community College Honors Program, students will learn how to change the way people think about poverty and hunger, on a local and global scale.  Sign up at: http://www.doodle.com/z2fd8xecr4cb5mnp   


Did you Know?

“There is enough food in the world today for everyone to have the nourishment necessary for a healthy and productive life.” 1 

"World Food Programme Fighting Hunger Worldwide." Hunger. World Food Programme, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <http://www.wfp.org/hunger>.



  • 842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat

  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five -
    3.1 million children each year

  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world.1

"World Food Programme Fighting Hunger Worldwide." Hunger. World Food Programme, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <http://www.wfp.org/hunger>.


A Message from Student Life and Leadership: Canned Food & Non-Perishable Food Items Needed

Student Life and Leadership developed a Food Pantry program for students in need at both Red Mountain and Southern/Dobson campuses.  We are currently accepting donations, and will accept donations on an ongoing basis throughout the year.  Please help us spread the word by encouraging students, staff, and faculty to donate a variety of canned food and non-perishable food items (not expired, please).

Items to consider:

  • Tuna
  • Soup
  • Ramen
  • Canned Fruit
  • Beans/Chili
  • Cereal
  • Tomato/Pasta Sauce
  • Pasta/Rice
  • Gravy
  • Hamburger/Tuna Helper
  • Powder Milk/Broth Powder
  • Snacks
  • Disposable Utensils (sealed package)
  • Toiletries (new)
  • Almond Milk (non-refrigerated)
  • Anything that will make a quick lunch on campus or an evening meal for a family at home. 
  • Individual sizes are preferred (i.e. cereal), but all are accepted.

Thank you for your support in filling the empty shelves and also for referring those in need to our area.


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