April 30, 2019
Yakima, WA – April 29th, 2019 – Hunger can have a substantial impact on learning and college retention. For that reason, Perry Tech has multiple food pantries located on campus to help students with this basic need. Housed in two locations and accessible during campus hours, the food banks are available to any student who needs nutritional assistance for themselves or their family. The main pantry is located in the Student Services Department and filled with shelf-stable items such as soup, granola bars, applesauce, and even toiletries. Another pantry is located in our 16th Avenue building that houses the Medical programs.
Donations for the pantries come from Perry Tech employees, students, and community members. Some Perry Tech employees have a contribution automatically deducted from their paycheck, and others participate in a monthly "Perry Pantry Jeans Day", where they're given an opportunity to wear jeans in exchange for their donation(s).
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The Perry Pantry is a resource for students to access with no questions asked. There are two pantries located on the Perry Tech campus, which are restocked twice a week.
Running on donations from Perry Tech employees, students, and community members, the Perry Pantry is a way to fight hunger and alleviate obstacles for students.
Cash donations for the Perry Pantry go toward purchasing items based on student requests.
Not only food, but toiletries are also featured in the Perry Pantry.
Some students use the Perry Pantry every single day of school. They are also welcome to take food for their families, but asked to only take what they truly need.
The main pantry is located in the Student Services Department and another pantry is located on our 16th Avenue building that houses the Perry Tech Medical Technology programs.