Campus events

Food pantry, blood drive, candidate forum upcoming

Save the dates for several of our upcoming Associated Students (AS) programs and service, including our monthly Food Pantry on Monday, Sept. 17 at the Student Center! Several years ago, AS responded to student concerns by creating a monthly Food Pantry service, in collaboration with the Monterey County Food Bank, to host a monthly Food Pantry. Dry goods and fresh produce are distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

This is free to California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) students so just bring your Otter ID! There will be two distribution times from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and again from 4:30p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the West Lounge. The first 150 students will be served at each distribution time. We have a new storefront concept in place so check it out! Representatives from our Dean’s Office, such as the Care Manager, and Cal Fresh will be present. If you want to volunteer to help with our AS Food Pantry, contact Maddy Maurer, AS Basic Needs Senator, at [email protected].

Donate and save a life today! Every semester, AS partners with our Personal Growth and Counseling Center and local agencies to run our campus Blood Drives. The first one will be on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 at the Student Center through the American Red Cross. Watch for more information about how you can sign up to be a blood donor. This will be posted on the student dashboard and Otter Be Involved. For more information, contact Antonio Hernandez, AS College of Science Senator, at [email protected].

Who are you voting for? Get to know your local candidates running for mayor and city council positions at our AS Candidate’s Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the World Theater. This event is free and open to the public. This will be your opportunity to learn more about the local candidates running for office and their platforms. For more information, contact Melissa Arellano, Vice President for External Affairs, at [email protected].

Want to get involved? WE ARE AS–check our our website,, to learn more about different opportunities to make a difference at CSUMB as student advocates and social change agents!

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