We have fantastic news to report on #FCCGivingTuesday efforts. We met our Goal!! In total, we raised $57,013. We couldn't have done it without your help and the help of some very generous community donors. Everyone stepped up to the plate and hit it out of the ballpark. Students, staff, faculty and friends of the college came together to make this effort a great success.
As you know, it takes considerable funding to keep the Ram Pantry going. We know #FCCGivingTuesday will help with expenses, but it will be necessary to continue raising funds so that the Ram Pantry will stay open for a long time to come. It takes approximately $10,000 a month to operate this crucial service for our students. Donations are still being accepted. Click on the donation button to contribute.
Because of these expenses, we are so grateful to organizations like Cornerstone Community Care for supporting the Ram Pantry through in-kind contributions. Thank you to Pastor Jim Franklin and Pastor Debbie DeJuarez for their donation of food and personal items valued at more than $43,000.
We also want to tell you about the 2018-19 Hunger Free Campus Support, a one-time allocation just approved by the California State Legislature. Fresno City College will receive $140,144 to go towards the Ram Pantry. The funds will help our #FCCGivingTuesday funds go even further. This is a clear indication that the problem of food insecurities is an issue that is not unique to FCC, but is felt across the state.
Again, thank you to all who helped make our #FCCGivingTuesday a great success. Your continued support is appreciated by all our students who depend on the Ram Pantry to help them succeed is reaching their educational goals.