Basic Needs Grant Comes to LBCC Foundation Just in Time for the Winter Break
The California Community College Foundation’s CARES for Food Security fund (LA County CARES Funding) recently awarded the Long Beach City College Foundation with a $275,000 grant to assist students with Basic Needs services.
Funds enabled the LBCC Foundation to purchase six commercial refrigeration units that will allow the Basic Needs Office to provide perishable goods to students at both campuses. Generous gift cards for food were also provided to more than 1,250 students to use during the Winter intersession.
The grant also allowed for outreach to all students enrolled in Fall 2020. More than 24,400 students received a postcard advertising the services of LBCC’s Basic Needs area.