Team OSA (Office of Student Affairs) is thrilled to partner with the North County Food Bank to provide free food to our students in need. We also work to focus on eliminating food waste by hosting #PalomarEatsNow food justice events throughout the Fall and Spring semesters to offer out FREE snacks and provide a space for students to connect with one another, learn about campus resources, and build community. Thanks to our Community Partner, TERi Inc, volunteers pick up donated goods from a local Starbucks, and provide them to the Office of Student Affairs to distribute to students for free! At these Food Justice events you may find FREE snacks from Starbucks, FREE produce including apples, pears, oranges, plums and more, as well as FREE bread, lively music and helpful volunteers!
TEAM OSA + Campus Partners
The Office of Student Affairs hosts weekly Food Justice events outside the SEAL Center in the Student Union, along with our fabulous campus partners who help serve food and provide students with information about their resources. At our weekly (free food) Food Justice events, you will find fresh produce, donated Starbucks pastries, lively music, and friendly staff and volunteers.
Campus Partners, such as the Palomar College Police Department, Library, Child Development Center, Career Center, Counseling, and more join us during these events to connect with students and link them up to resources. If you are a Palomar College staff member and would like your department to serve as a campus partner, please contact Malik Spence (firstname.lastname@example.org). Check out the Student Activities calendar for a list of upcoming Food Justice events!
FREE food events for spring semester 2019:
- Every Monday, we will have Starbucks food items, bread, and produce to give away at the San Marcos campus in the Student Union. Monday, February 4 is our first #PalomarEatsNow free food giveaway from around 1:30-3pm
- Every Tuesday, we will have produce and bread to give away at the San Marcos campus during our #PalomarEatsNow events in the Student Union from around 12pm-2pm.
- On Wednesdays, we will have #PalomarEatsNow at differing Palomar College campuses (Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, and Fallbrook). Each week will be at a different campus: On the second Wednesday of the month, we are visiting Escondido; on the third Wednesday of the month, we go to Fallbrook; and on the fourth Wednesday of the month, we visit Rancho Bernardo.
Our Fallbrook event in February, 2019:
Please call Student Affairs at 760-744-1150 x2594 for more information.