Moorpark College will partner with Food Share, Ventura County’s Food Bank and Bags of Hope food pantry

cheap arial, prescription sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Moorpark College announced today that it will partner with Food Share, Ventura County’s Food Bank and Bags of Hope food pantry to launch the Moorpark College Food Share program for students, employees and the community who may be in need due to a loss of income, unexpected expenses, or other economic hardship.

“I am particularly pleased to support this initiative as it allows the college to be of service to our students, colleagues, and the community in a meaningful way,” said Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez, JD, LLM. “Our commitment to student development and community outreach includes providing sustenance in the form of nutritious meals to students and anyone in need.”

“We too are committed to the whole student and the entire community and take pride in being part of the Moorpark College Food Share program,” added David Nelson, Bags of Hope.

“We want to get the word out to as many people as possible that there will be fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and bread to provide healthy meals on a regular basis,” chimed Sharon Manakas, MSN, RN, Coordinator, Moorpark College Student Health Center. “We are thrilled to partner with these wonderful organizations.”

The Moorpark College Food Share opened its doors on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Hours of operation are 1-2:30 pm and 5-7:30 pm and will continue every Thursday throughout the calendar year. The Food Share will be located behind the Bookstore at the back of the Campus Center at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA, 93021. Signs will be posted.

 

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MOORPARK COLLEGE, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It is set on 150 beautiful acres, nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University.

Moorpark College was recognized in the Huffington Post in March of 2015 as the fourth-best community college in the nation. It has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training, which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for student athletes.

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2 Responses to Moorpark College will partner with Food Share, Ventura County’s Food Bank and Bags of Hope food pantry

  1. Harold L Abernathy June 13, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Could you or your organization use some volunteers, help preparing and distribution of food, if so call me.
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    Harold Lynn Abernathy

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    • Citizen Reporter June 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Mr. Abernathy: Please contact them directly. They may not be monitoring this site,

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