Kicking off the first week of the semester, the Monterey County Food Bank Produce Truck has made a return to campus to supply students with free fresh produce. On Aug. 23, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) students were able to stop by the produce truck to secure a bag of fresh produce.
Hosted by The CSUMB Basic Needs Initiative, the Monterey County Food Bank Produce Truck provides fresh, local, organic produce to students on a first come, first serve basis.
Located behind the Otter Express in parking lot 16, students are invited to get a bag of free produce from the Food Bank of Monterey County every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
Student shopping takes place between 12 – 2 p.m. while staff shopping occurs from 1:30 – 2 p.m.
Some of the produce provided included strawberries, broccoli, carrots, cilantro, radishes, onions, apples, oranges, salad mixes, potatoes, and more.
Basic Needs Student Assistant, Jewelia Fletcher coordinated the event, checking-in students, directing them to the vendor truck, and encouraging them to visit the Basic Needs food pantry on campus.
The food pantry is located in the center of building 12 on campus and is open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.