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PCC’s new District Food Insecurity Project Coordinator!

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Diane Shingledecker, our Sylvania and CTE CBL Faculty Coordinator, will also be working as the District Food Insecurity Project Coordinator in a new release position this year!

In this new role, she will be working to address the issue of the large percentage of food insecure students at PCC through efforts that will engage and retain students by helping to reduce this barrier to success and completion on-campus. She will be furthering the work of the District Housing & Food Insecurity Task Force by serving on the district Pathways to Opportunity (PTO) and STEP (Oregon’s SNAP 50/50 Employment & Training program) leadership teams, working on the Panther Picks grant team which will pilot low-cost meal options in the RC & SY cafeterias while distributing 5,000 food vouchers through the ASPCC food pantries throughout the district.

She will be coordinating numerous CBL projects to support this grant work. Diane also hopes to coordinate a number of additional projects while working to inform the entire college community about issues, best practices, available resources, and opportunities to get involved in this work. Would you like to get involved or let Diane know about work you are already doing on our campuses to address food insecurity at PCC? Please contact Diane directly at dshingle@pcc.edu.

Read “The New Food Fight” published by Business Office Magazine. A group from PCC were interviewed for the article about the food insecurity work at colleges!

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