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Need Food, Medical, or Cash Assistance? Help Is Available.

• Maricopa Community Colleges

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2021 - The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and the Department of Economic Security are partnering to host free assistance information sessions at three Maricopa Community College campus locations.

What: Participants can expect to check eligibility or get assistance applying for:

Nutrition Assistance: SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides monthly benefits to individuals and families to purchase nutritious food.

Medical Assistance: Medicaid is the state medical assistance program for those who can not afford medical insurance.

Cash Assistance: The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash benefits and support services to families that need a financial boost.

Who: These events are open to students, employees, and the public. More information on each event can be found with the following contacts:

Glendale Community College - Connie Greenwell, 623-845-4474, 

Mesa Community College - Melissa Turnbull, 480-461-7212, 

Phoenix College - Alicia Middleton, 602-285-7422,

When: Events will be held Monday, August 23 - Friday, August 27, 2021. Dates vary by location and are included below.

Where: Events will be held at Glendale Community College, Mesa Community College, and Phoenix College.

Monday, August 23 - Friday, August 27, 2021: 

Glendale Community College

6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302

Location: The Student Union

Mesa Community College

1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202

Location: The corridor outside of Building 36N (near the Student Union and bookstore).

Monday, August 23 - Thursday, August 26:

Phoenix College

1202 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013

Location: Thu Hunnely Center - HC117


Media Contact: Dasi Danzig, 480-268-6766,


About the Maricopa Community Colleges

The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten individually-accredited colleges – Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, and South Mountain – and the Maricopa Corporate College, serving approximately 100,000 students with two-year degrees, certificates, and university transfer programs.