Collins College Community Helps Replenish Poly Pantry

Collins College Community Helps Replenish Poly Pantry


Throughout October, students at The Collins College of Hospitality Management (CCHM) hosted a “Give a Treat, Get a Treat” food drive to collect items for the Poly Pantry. Before the end of Halloween day, they had collected over 100 food and non-perishable items.

Fourth-year student and Hospitality Management Council (HMC) President, Audrey Nieves, along with the HMC cabinet, applied their CPP disciplines and skills to develop the new initiative combined with giving back when learning about the need other students had right here on our very own campus. 

“Our focus as a council and as a college has always been to create a community of inclusivity and fostering a sense of belonging on this campus for everyone that attends this school,” Nieves said. “Celebrating events like this to support the Pantry is just one more way for us to be there for one another while helping to ensure that all students have the same opportunity to be successful.”

Give a Treat, Get a Treat was an event created in order to raise awareness about the Poly Pantry on the CPP campus. The Poly Pantry was established in 2019 to serve students impacted by food insecurity.  By providing access to food, basic necessities and referrals to campus and community-based resources, the Poly Pantry hopes to maximize student success.

On Halloween day, HMC hosted the Give a Treat, Get a Treat event and celebrated a victory with the overall goal of a full bin to donate to the Poly Pantry. Nieves along with the CCHM Associate Dean, Michael Godfrey, took down all the supplies to the Poly Pantry and were able to help stock the donated goods. 

“I am so grateful to see the fruits of your labor,” ASI Care Coordinator for the Poly Pantry, Alyssa Christiansen said.  “We were extremely low on supplies and The Collins College's gift will make a significant impact!”

Collins College students are constantly seeking ways to transform their learn by doing approach not just in the classroom but outside the four walls as well. It is no secret that at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP), students learn the latest thinking and the most innovative and effective ways to get the job at hand done.

For more information about the Poly Pantry, visit their website HERE