For the second year, Fresno City College is participating in #FCCGivingTuesday, a special online fundraising campaign to stop food insecurities. The goal is to raise $50,000 on December 3 for the FCC Ram Pantry. All donations will increase the Ram Pantry’s purchasing power to provide healthy food options for FCC students. Food insecurity and hunger should not be a barrier to the academic success of students.
Established in 2015, the FCC Ram Pantry is a free food assistance program for currently enrolled FCC students.
Last year, with the generosity of the community and Fresno City College employees, more than $57,000 was raised during the college’s inaugural GivingTuesday campaign. These funds have helped feed the almost 5,200 students who visited the Ram Pantry this fall semester. An average of 531 students visited each day adding up to a total of 34,006 visits this semester.
State Center Community College Foundation Board President, Gina Cuttone has agreed again to match $5,000 for the Ram Pantry during #FCCGivingTuesday. If $5,000 is raised, Gina Cuttone will match with an additional $5,000 for the FCC Ram Pantry. Foundation treasurer Chris Morse and his wife Michelle also have made the same generous offer of matching $5,000 in contributions.
“As we prepare for December 3, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. We appreciate Gina, Chris and Michelle’s continued support,” said Dr. Carole Goldsmith, president of Fresno City College.
Those who are interested in joining Fresno City College’s #FCCGivingTuesday can donate here to make a difference!