What is the PPCC Cares initiative?
PPCC Cares organizes monthly food giveaways and supports our food pantry. We are committed to serving our college community by combating food insecurity and offering support services to those in need.
Thanks to the 141 volunteers who helped distribute 9,842 pounds of food.
Your work directly impacted 1,103 people in our community.
Mobile Food Market
In partnership with Southern Colorado Care and Share, PPCC Cares organizes monthly mobile food markets open to students, staff, and community members.
There are no requirements to receive food (no ID or demonstration of need). Food distribution is completed on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Spring 2020 Mobile Food Market Dates
* All events will be held on the Centennial Campus in the Atrium. Food distribution will begin at 11:00 am and continue until food runs out.
Monday, February 17th
Monday, March 16th
Monday, April 20th
The Community Table
PPCC's Community Table is a food pantry and common space for students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, The Community Table offers:
- Fresh, refrigerated, and canned food
- Connections to community resources
- Global Village Roundtable discussions (Global Village Schedule)
- Educational exploration on food insecurity and nutrition
- COSI Scholars' Program (also through A316 The Student Success Center)
Location and Hours for the Community Table
Located at the Centennial Campus in room A312
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm
Downtown Studio and Rampart Range Food Pantries
In addition to providing free hygiene materials to students at each of their offices, the Office of Student Life at PPCC maintains satellite food pantries at the Downtown Studio and Rampart Range campuses.
Food Pantry Hours for Downtown and Rampart
Monday & Tuesdays: 8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 am - 4:55 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:55 pm
Bus Passes for Students
Current PPCC students have unlimited access to use the Mountain Metro bus system. More information can be found on the PPCC "Get On Board" campaigns website.
Students are required to get a new ID (free of cost), at any student life office, that can be swiped on metro buses.
Free and confidential; walk-ins or by appointment to link you with the resources you need.