ASCC offers students a free breakfast at the Early Bird Special

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John Morfin

ASCC volunteers converse while they give out free food at the early bird special table.

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Associated Students of Cerritos College volunteers worked together to provide Cerritos College students with an “Early Bird Special” breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

As early as 7:10 a.m., ASCC volunteers gathered outside the ASCC office and began to set up their table for the early bird special.

The early bird special is an event organized by ASCC coordinator Amna Jara along with ASCC volunteers.

They set up food and set up tables around 7:15 a.m. They begin to give away the free breakfast at 7:30 a.m., which is the scheduled time that is advertised around campus.

The volunteers gave out various Nature Valley granola bars, fresh green and red apples, fresh oranges, and Sunny D orange drinks to passers-by at no cost.

According to Jara, funding for this giveaway comes from the fees that students are required to pay in order to receive a Cerritos College student photo identification card.

“It’s a way to give back to the students,” said Jara.

One of the volunteers was ICC Commissioner Abner Caguion. He described the early bird special as a way to increase school spirit.

“It’s like giving out school spirit,” said Caguion.

Various students stopped by and took advantage of the opportunity to receive free food.

Dance major Marco Serna is one of those passers-by who decided to stop at the early bird special table for a free breakfast.

“I think it’s awesome. I don’t think all the students have the time or the money for breakfast,“ said Serna.

He also adds, “It (the free breakfast) helps them (students) start the day full of energy.”

Jara and Caguion expected about 80-100 students to stop by the table in order to receive a free breakfast.

The volunteers posted posters around campus about the early bird special and made announcements during ICC and senate meetings prior to the event in an effort to get the word out.

The volunteers also constantly yelled “free breakfast” at passers-by on the day of the early bird special.

“It’s always a fun thing,” said Caguion about participating in the early bird special.

The early bird special didn’t have a scheduled end time.

“It (the early bird special) usually ends when we (ASCC volunteers) are almost out of food,” said Gaguion.

The volunteers began to pack-up the remaining food at 9:07 a.m.

According to Jara, ASCC holds an early bird special event about once a month.

Fore more information regarding the early bird special, contact the Student Activities Office at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2473.