Mission Market Opening Supports Student Well-Being

Student holding groceries in front of Mission Market
Mission Market, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, aids students by offering weekly access to essentials.


Santa Clara, California - Mission College's campus buzzed with excitement on Tuesday, December 5, as Mission Market officially opened its doors, reaffirming the institution's steadfast dedication to student well-being.

In collaboration with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, Mission Market's ongoing initiative provides students with a weekly opportunity to replenish their pantries with fresh produce, vegetables, and essential kitchen items. Boasting a diverse array of offerings, including fresh produce, kitchen staples, fruits, and vegetables, Mission Market addresses the multifaceted needs of the student community.

Despite conservative projections of 100-150 students during the first week, the Mission Market team served nearly 100 students on the inaugural day, underscoring the critical need for such a resource on campus.

"We are thrilled by the overwhelming response on Day 1 of Mission Market," said Connor Keese, Director of Outreach & Student Development at Mission College. "We are committed to continuous improvement and welcome feedback from our students. Their experiences and insights are invaluable in refining our operations."

Students wait in line at Mission Market
Mission Market offers students diverse weekly provisions, catering to multifaceted needs.


In addition to its commitment to Mission Market's success, Mission College is dedicated to supporting students comprehensively through its Mission Cares program, ensuring they have the resources needed for success. Students facing challenges related to food, access to technology, emergency financial needs, mental health, or housing assistance are encouraged to visit the Mission Cares website at missioncares.missioncollege.edu for more information.

"We are not just providing groceries; we are building a community of support. Mission College is here for our students, and Mission Market is just one facet of our commitment to their success," Mission College President Dr. Seher Awan said. 

Operating from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mission Market is conveniently located at the Campus Center.

Smiling student leaves the Mission Market.
Mission Market caters to students' varied needs with a diverse range, from fresh produce to kitchen essentials.

Check out more photos from the grand opening on December 5.

Benjamin Demers
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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About Mission College

Mission College is a leading institution of higher education dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality education that empowers students to succeed.

With a commitment to student success, equity, and innovation, Mission College offers a diverse range of academic programs, exceptional faculty, and supportive services to foster a thriving educational community. 

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