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Moorpark College Launches Food Share Program for Students and the Community

Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez, JD, LLM

Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez, JD, LLM

Moorpark, CA – Moorpark College announced today that it will partner with Food Share, Ventura County’s Food Bank and Bags of Hope food pantry to launch the Moorpark College Food Share program for students, employees and the community who may be in need due to a loss of income, unexpected expenses, or other economic hardship.

“I am particularly pleased to support this initiative as it allows the college to be of service to our students, colleagues, and the community in a meaningful way,” said Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez, JD, LLM.  “Our commitment to student development and community outreach includes providing sustenance in the form of nutritious meals to students and anyone in need.”

“We too are committed to the whole student and the entire community and take pride in being part of the Moorpark College Food Share program,” added David Nelson, Bags of Hope.

“We want to get the word out to as many people as possible that there will be fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and bread to provide healthy meals on a regular basis,” chimed Sharon Manakas, MSN, RN, Coordinator, Moorpark College Student Health Center.  “We are thrilled to partner with these wonderful organizations.”

The Moorpark College Food Share opened its doors on Thursday, May 5, 2016.  Hours of operation are 1-2:30 pmand 5-7:30 pm and will continue every Thursday throughout the calendar year. The Food Share will be located behind the Bookstore at the back of the Campus Center at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA, 93021. Signs will be posted.

Luis Pablo Sanchez, 60, the first in his family to graduate from college, was named president of Moorpark College in February.  He was one of three finalists chosen after a nationwide search. Attorney Sanchez left Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria were he was associate superintendent and vice president of academic affairs.

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