Bakersfield College

Student Assistance

History

The Renegade Pantry began in 2009, when there was a massive cut to California Community College special needs programs, which led to a growing need among students. SGA responded back to the needs of their constituents and developed the Renegade Pantry program. The Pantry's main goal is to help maintain the health and welfare of Bakersfield College students through organized college, community sponsorships, and donations of nonperishable food items.

Mission

The Renegade Pantry, a program offered by the Office of Student Life, focuses on alleviating food insecurity, hunger, and poverty among current Bakersfield College students. We provide food to students regardless of their race, religion, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

Vision

Eliminating hunger one meal at a time.

Philosophy

Access to adequate food is basic human right, and the attendance of college should not forfeit this right.

  • We believe in empowering students with healthy food as quickly as possible in order to prevent additional stress to academics.
  • We believe all human beings should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • We believe the significance of outreach and education, not only for those who serve, but our entire community.
  • We believe unity is key and that united we are stronger than if we remained apart.
  • We believe the value of education is key to alleviating poverty within our communities, United States and globally.
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