(Santa Ana, Calif.) — Santa Ana College (SAC) students who need assistance overcoming food insecurity are invited to visit Dons’ Corner, Thursday, February 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., in the Village Quad.
Santa Ana College, in partnership with the Orange County Food Bank, created the monthly program to help ensure students’ most basic needs are met, improving their opportunity to succeed.
According to a survey released by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice last March, more than half the students attending a California community college have trouble affording balanced meals or worry about running out of food. And nearly one in five are either homeless or do not have a stable place to live.
Dons’ Corner is available to all Santa Ana College students, credit and noncredit. Participants provide their name and address and will select options that include fruits, canned goods, snacks, as well as non-perishable items for free. Additionally, information about CalFresh will be available.
Dons’ Corner is scheduled for the last Thursday of the month throughout the spring semester. For more information, contact SAC’s Student Life at 714-564-6208.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.