For Rotary Club of Long Beach this calls to mind those College Students, focused on achieving goals through higher education, but having to struggle with food insecurity and homelessness. Statistics show that as many as 1 in 4 of our Long Beach Students are challenged with where their next meal will come from. Rotarians became aware of this critical situation and answered the call in October 2019, with Grab and Go bags, providing meals for 1500 Food Insecure Students at Cal State Long Beach and Long Beach City College.
This October we’re offering support again, this time in a contactless, drive-up Food Drive at the CSULB and LBCC campuses. On October 24th from 9am-noon, our Rotarian volunteers are partnering with each School Basic Needs’ Staffs to offer a Community-wide Food Donation event. We’re encouraging everyone to participate: Rotarians, Family, Friends and the Public. Join us in purchasing items that have been identified by the Schools as high needs, load them in your trunk and pull up to the campus of your choice (or both!) for this safe, contactless Food Drive. Our goal is to assist both campuses in their ongoing efforts to provide the food students require to fuel their bodies and brains. Take part in the Food Drive and help these deserving Students succeed in their studies as they work toward a bright future!