News - 05/2/2013

‘Project One Can’ Proves One Can Make a Difference

Project One Can

Over the current eight-week term at MiraCosta College’s Community Learning Center, the evening and Saturday ESL and ABE classes have been participating in Project One Can, wherein students are asked to bring one can of needed food each Thursday for eight weeks. With student and teacher participation, nearly 2,000 cans have been collected. The cans are taken to either the Food Pantry at MiraCosta College or the North County Food Bank in San Marcos.  

"We are grateful for the evening students at the Community Learning Center who have been incredibly generous with their donations over the past eight weeks," says Carol Wilkinson, Service Learning Coordinator. "Their continued support through Project One Can, under the direction of ESL instructor Debbie Hanley, allows us to keep the MiraCosta Food Pantry fully stocked and ready to assist students in need."

"The evening and Saturday ESL and ABE students at the CLC have been a tremendous asset with their canned food collection efforts these past eight weeks. Consistently, Debbie Hanley or her husband brings the food the students have collected to the North County’s Food Bank so the 'food insecure' of North County San Diego have nutritious options of food to eat," says Michael Lawson, director of the North County Food Bank. "Thank you, MiraCosta College, for supporting the outstanding students of ESL."

For more information, contact Carol Wilkinson at or call 760.795.6616.

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