Adria Anderson-Kelly was out in the 104 degree heat helping out at The Market on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Anderson-Kelly said, “It is very hot out here, but I am doing this for the students of Las Positas College.”
The LPC Market (a college food bank) continues on the third Tuesday of every month during the COVID-19 pandemic, the heat wave and the fires. Both packaged food and fresh food is distributed free of charge to all those that come to The Market. The Market is available to LPC students, staff and the local community in the Tri-Valley.
The Market is staffed by LPC Student Government and staff member volunteers.
During the COVID-19 pandemic it has been a drive-thru, with students and staff loading the food into cars. No contact with the staff is needed.
On Tuesday, Aug. 18, most of the customers of The Market appeared to be members of the community instead of students.
Rifka Several of the LPC Foundation, said that she encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity to get food even if they think that others may be worse off than themselves”.
The Market can be a good source of food for people and can be helpful to not only those who lost jobs or income during the pandemic but also to anyone regardless of income.
Alan Lewis is the photo editor of The Express. Follow him @alolewis1.