Campus food pantry provides aid for students in need

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Canned goods in the food pantry, OCB 261Q. Photo by Pete Schulte.

The JCCC food pantry, located in OCB 261Q, was established in November 2011 to help students and their families obtain food and other essentials in times of need. Initially created by Students in Free Enterprise (now named Enactus), the program is now run by the college’s Model U.N.

Dr. Brian Wright, adviser to Model U.N., shares information how the pantry got its start and discusses the constant need of the pantry.

 

Related: No one should go hungry during the holidays: Student News Center sponsors Nov. food drive

The pantry operates on an anonymity policy, providing those in need the opportunity to get food during one of the most celebrated times of the year. Currently serving roughly 60 people per week, the food pantry is always in need of food to help sustain people on campus who are in need.

The Student News Center is hosting a food drive throughout November for non-perishable food items to benefit the college’s food pantry. For more information on the drive and to learn how to donate, click here.

Contributions from JCAV-TV: Heather Foley, executive producer, camera, editor; Pete Schulte, reporter, voice-over; Caleb Wayne, graphics. 

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