Flight Line Tap Room and Cerro Coso College Team Up to Fight Food Insecurity


Caption: (L to R) Flight Line Tap Room owner Ross Shingledecker, Student Government CCCC student Julianna Gorduyn, and Cerro Coso Public Relations Director Natalie Dorrell.

Julianna Gorduyn a student at Cerro Coso works at Flight Line Tap Room and saw an opportunity to help her fellow students.

With the approval of owner Ross Shingledecker, Julianna has coordinated a Fall Food Drive to take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Beer lovers can bring a non-perishable food donation for the college food pantry into the Flight Line Tap Room located at 259 North Balsam Street and receive a reduced flight price between 3 and 6 p.m.

It's a win, win for everyone!

“Cerro Coso understands that it is very hard to focus on being a successful student if you are worried about your next meal, unsure where you are going to sleep, or struggling with a lack of health care,” stated Outreach Director Katie Bachman. 

The Coyote Cupboard, a food pantry for college students, was established in 2017 to address the basic food needs of students. 

“It was already a constant struggle to keep the food pantry stocked,” said Bachman.“The increase cost of gas and food has tripled the demand on the Coyote Cupboard this fall.”

“I cannot say enough good things about partnerships like this that help us in our effort to ensure students don't have to learn on an empty stomach. Flight Line Tap Room is helping to meet a critical need of our students. It's the power of partnerships. Thank you,” she concluded.

The Cerro Coso Coyote Cupboard accepts all food and monetary donations. For more information on how you can help, contact the Outreach Office at (760) 384-6353.