By Juan Calvillo
Food and beverages will be available to East Los Angeles College students Wednesday and Thursday at the Monterey Park campus and South Gate Center for finals week. The event is run by ELAC’s Academic Student Union and begins Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. until noon in the campus quad area. ASU plans on extending supplies to last until Thursday but the food is first-come, first-serve for all students.
Vice President of Advocacy for ASU Steven Gallegos said students have finals on their mind and might not be focused on having a meal. The finals week event will provide pastries, coffee and juices for students.
Gallegos said that catching students going into a final or coming out of one is key to providing nourishment to those who haven’t had any food. He said ASU has provided for students during the semester and is always reaching out to the students at ELAC. He said that what ASU does is to actively help students.
“Don’t talk about it. Be about it,” Gallegos said.
Students do not need ASU member stickers on their identification cards to be eligible for the food giveaway. All active ELAC students are able to participate and get food provided during this event.
“This isn’t about ASU. It’s about ELAC students,” Gallegos said.