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PPCC Cares - Food Assistance

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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.

Food Distribution

Food will be distributed Tuesday, March 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at  District 2 Sierra HS, Turman ES, Centennial ES, Stratmoor Hills ES, Stratton Meadows Elementary School.  

February 17th Mobile Food Market - Cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the February 17th mobile food market was cancelled. We recognize the impact of this cancellation, we encourage those in need to visit the Community Table located on the centennial campus in room A312 for free food and other resources.

We do expect both the March 16th and April 20th Mobile Food Markets to run as scheduled.

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, 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. 

More Information on Bus Passes

Volunteer with PPCC Cares

Become a Volunteer

Email PPCC Cares

Community Resources

Free and confidential; walk-ins or by appointment to link you with the resources you need.


Call 719-502-4525


Find Food in Your Neighborhood

Use Care and Share's "Find Food in your Neighborhood" tool to find food assistance locations near you.

Find Food Today Information on Food Waste