New food pantry, basic needs center celebrate grand opening at City College

‘Knight’s Table’ open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


City College president Ricky Shabazz speaks to the crowd at the Knight’s Table ribbon-cutting event on Feb. 8. Photo by Veronica Springer/CTTV

Jillian Fortner, Executive Producer, CTTV

Students and staff at San Diego City College gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the “Knight’s Table” food pantry and the Basic Needs Center on Feb. 8. 

The food pantry is one of the new services provided through City College’s basic needs program. It will be offering free nutritious snacks, drinks and hygiene products four days a week.

San Diego City College mapTo gain access to the pantry, students will need to complete an intake form either in person or online.

City College President Ricky Shabazz expressed his appreciation for the community’s contribution to the pantry.

“It takes the entire community of San Diego to come together and make sure we can solve both homelessness and hunger,” Shabazz said at the event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. “And today, you’re going to see something we should all be proud of.”

According to the 2019 California Community Colleges Real College survey, 50 percent of California community college students reported experiencing food insecurity. 

The pantry is now open daily Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It is located on the first floor of the T building.