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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.

September 16th - Mobile Food Market
Thanks to the 83 volunteers who helped distribute 4,947 pounds of food.

Your work directly impacted 696 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.

Fall 2019 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, October 21st

Monday, November 18th

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