Moorpark College Food Pantry Reopens Under New Charity

A full-time student at Moorpark College who is struggling to make ends meet while paying rent and tuition, Miranda Halverson said she now knows she won’t go hungry thanks to a food pantry on campus that’s open on Tuesdays.

“We don’t have jobs and we’re paying for the privilege of being here, so basically for the next two years we don’t have any income,” said Halverson, 35, of Simi Valley, who is a student in the Exotic Animal Training and Management program with plans to graduate in 2018. “Rent around here is pretty high, so of course everything goes to that and we’re living off of savings. So everybody was excited when they heard (the food pantry) was opening again.”

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