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The Ram Pantry is Committed to Helping Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo courtesy of FCC's Student Activities Instagram page.
October 20, 2020

Although there have been many changes to how it operates, the Ram Pantry is still up and running on the Fresno City College campus amidst the current pandemic.  The Ram Pantry, currently operating...

A Legacy of Hunger and Homelessness

Tamika Rey, left, and her paternal grandmother, Florine. Rey suffered food insecurity in her youth. Photo courtesy of Tamika Rey.
May 1, 2019

I could remember lying there incapacitated, and delirious. What were all those black and white images dancing on the ceiling? Why did everything look like I was in a cloud? And why was I dizzy...

Combs Holds Her Own at Poverello House

May 1, 2019

“I’m homeless. I’ve been out here on the streets for six years. It’s not a picnic,” said Marianne Combs, standing about 4 feet, 11 inches. “It’s hard, especially being a woman out here.” Combs...

Shame, Stigma, Misinformation Compound Food Insecurity Problems

May 1, 2019

Close your eyes and visualize the word hunger. Many people imagine an emaciated person, their ribs showing, probably homeless and living in filth. You may conjure up a family with both parents unemployed,...

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Hunger

Kimberly Villalobos, 35, is a child development major returning to school for the first time in 15 years. Following her struggles with homelessness and poverty, Villalobos is trying to turn her life around now that she's in a more stable financial state and living with her boyfriend.
April 11, 2019

A previous version of this article stated that Kimberly Villalobos was homeless more than once. She only faced homelessness once.   You’re sitting in class attempting to concentrate, tapping your...

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