Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Interdisciplinary Major

First Advisor

Esmeralda Maldonado


The Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey is an non-profit that aims to fight social justice by providing services to low-income and undocumented individuals in need. An important problem happening throughout the state of California is that there is a high percentage of college students that are low-income which often lack knowledge on the available resources within their schools and their communities. The main contributing factors found for this issue are belonging to a minority group or being part of a single parent household. The consequences can lead to food insecurity and. This capstone project was already developed and implemented. The project consisted of creating a Student Resource Fair at Hartnell Community College partnered with the college’s student pantry and it helped affected students learn more about the available useful programs and resources within Hartnell and the outside community. In order to achieve, this different organization within Hartnell and Monterey County were recruited to volunteer and provide information through tabling during the pantry food distribution at Hartnell Community College on October 25th. Finally, to acquire the results 25 students were pre and post surveyed and the results from this project suggested that the students enjoyed the event as 100% showed an interest in the continuation of the project in the upcoming years. Lastly, the results from the pre and post survey comparison also revealed the students improved on their awareness on the 0-5 knowledge scale.