World Theater staff members with food donations

Campus food, clothing drives help the community

CSU Monterey Bay is embracing the spirit of the holiday season with a flurry of charitable activities intended to help the local community.

• Representatives from the Food Bank for Monterey County loaded hundreds of pounds of canned goods into a delivery truck parked at the World Theater on Nov. 13. The haul – totaling more than two tons of people and pet food – was collected a few days earlier when the rock band December People performed at the theater. To earn a discount on the ticket price for the Nov. 8 performance, the capacity crowd was asked to bring cans of food.

CSUMB joins national initiative on economic inequality

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is spearheading a national effort to engage students in the topic of economic inequality and its impact on democracy. CSU Monterey Bay, which has long been a leader in the area of service learning in higher education, is one of 31 institutions participating in the effort.