SBVC Employee Donors Ensure Valley 360 Resource Center Stays Stocked
Whether it’s a can of soup purchased at the grocery store or tomatoes grown in a home garden, San Bernardino Valley College employees are always stopping by the Valley 360 Resource Center with items to fill the shelves and refrigerators.
“The Valley 360 Resource Center has been supported by
the SBVC community since its inception,” Dr. Ray Carlos, Director of Student Life, said. “In July of 2020, the Valley 360 Resource Center, affectionately known as the Pantry, transitioned under the operations of the Office of Student Life. Since then, we have been able to provide students with frozen foods, fresh produce, dried foods, and essential items. Many of the items have been generously donated by colleagues across campus.” Those products include food from their own pantries, and fresh fruit picked from their trees. “Sometimes it’s a few items, sometimes a full trunk load — both are received with a heavy hand of gratitude by our students,” Carlos said. Since July 2020, there have been more than 5,500 visits to the Pantry.