An Assortment of Free Activities and Resources Support Student Success While Raising Consciousness About Food and Housing Insecurity
November 14, 2021

Stanislaus State is observing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 15-19, with an assortment of free activities and resources aimed at supporting student success and raising awareness of food and housing insecurity. 

This is the fourth year Stan State has observed the annual awareness week, which is sponsored by a coalition of 41 national organizations to educate the public and recruit volunteers and supporters for local anti-poverty agencies. 

To address food and housing insecurity among its students, Stan State offers the free Warrior Food Pantry, food distribution events, emergency housing and crisis assistance through its Basic Needs program. 

“Some of our students are struggling to make ends meet. They might be skipping meals or have no secure place to sleep at night,” said Basic Needs Care Manager Jen Sturtevant. “The safety net we provide is critical for them.” 

The schedule for awareness week events includes: 

Eating Healthy on a College Budget Workshop 

10-11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 15, Learn about resources to make eating healthy affordable for your budget. Hosted by Health Education and Promotion on Zoom. 

CalFresh Q&A 

Noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, Meet the care coordinator virtually and get answers about CalFresh eligibility and the application process. Offered by the Basic Needs Crew on Zoom. 

Stockton Campus Pop-Up Warrior Food Pantry 

10 1:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16,  
The Warrior Food Pantry will make an appearance outside Acacia Hall on the Stockton Campus with its pop-up shop to provide students with a free bag of food and hygiene kits. While supplies last. 

Stockton Campus Turkey Dinner Kit Giveaway 

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16,  
You must pre-register to receive a kit at Acacia Hall on the Stockton Campus. Quantities are limited. 

Mortgage Workshop

1-2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, Students can learn how to prepare for home financing and the lending process. The virtual workshop is presented by Citibank and hosted by Financial Wellness on Zoom

Mayo Clinic Live Cooking Demo on Zoom 

2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 
Join a registered dietician from the Mayo Clinic to prepare a nutritious meal on a budget. Sign up through Zoom. 

Turlock Campus Food Distribution 

10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17  
Students can attend the curbside Food Distribution on University Circle near the reflecting pond to pick up a free box of food, produce and eggs. While supplies last.  

Basic Needs Ally Workshop 

9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 18,  
Learn more about the impact of hunger and housing insecurity on students and what you can do to help. Registration is limited to 30 attendees for this virtual workshop. Email for more information and to sign up. 

Eating Healthy on a College Budget 

10:30-11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, Join the Peer Health Educators on Instagram Live and learn about healthy eating on a budget. This event is hosted by Health Education and Promotion and will be live on Instagram @stanstate_healthed 

Turlock Campus Turkey Dinner Kit Giveaway 

Starts at 1 p.m. and continues while supplies last, Thursday, Nov. 18. Up to 75 students can visit the Warrior Food Pantry to pick up a turkey dinner kit with all the fixings. In-person pick-up in the Student Services Building, Room 128.  

Noontrition: LIVE Food Demo 

Noon to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 
Black bean and veggie tostadas recipe card and contents can be picked up in advance from the Warrior Food Pantry starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Students can then watch the virtual event to see how the dish is prepared. Join this event on Zoom.