MEDFORD, Ore. -- RCC conducted survey at the Medford campus and it found that approximately 25 percent of the students regularly have food insecurity.
"There is a need. I know that students have food insecurities and they don't have enough food to feed their families,” Rene McKenzie, PhD., director of Student Life said.
So that led to McKinley Ropers and her fellow classmates to start Ossie’s Cupboard.
"We saw a need at RCC and we heard from students that they were having a hard time accessing healthy food," Ropers said.
Ossie’s Cupboard is a first come first serve food pantry that serves the RCC community.
“We have different prepared meals we thought that was very important because not everybody has access to a stove," Ropers added.
Students can come in once a week and Ossie’s Cupboard also has personal care products.
"I would like to see it really change people’s relationship with food and with the school. I want it to help people with longevity of being able to continue their education here," Ropers said.