South Louisiana Community College’s Beta Xi Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has partnered with the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for Minority Excellence to help fight hunger insecurity at the institution.
In response to increased national and local awareness about student hunger, food shelves were recently set up on several SLCC campuses. This program has shown that demand to provide food to students who might not have access to such resources while on campus is even higher than originally anticipated.
PTK leaders will support the Food Shelf Program by hosting a food drive to increase inventory. The Friday Food Fight food drive will take place on November 1. Food items can be dropped off at SLCC’s Lafayette Campus, 1101 Bertrand Drive in Lot I anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. or by driving through the gravel drive off of Lot E at 320 Devalcourt Street between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The group is asking for these donations: macaroni and cheese cups; soup cups; pasta cups; Pop Tarts; breakfast bars; fruit snacks; cracker packs; trail mix packs; snack size chips; bottled water.
All of Acadiana is invited to make a donation. Donations will also be accepted on a continuous basis before and after the November 1 event at the SLCC Lafayette Campus Ardoin Building, Office of Student Engagement (Room 403 A-B) or at the Center for Minority Excellence (Suite 105).
For more information about the Friday Food Fight Food Drive, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (337) 521-6611.
ABOUT ACADIANA’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Houma, Lafayette, Morgan City, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte. The college serves more than 15,000 students annually and offers an array of academic programs. Students earn associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, and industry-based certifications. It is ranked 14th among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers as determined by Community College Week.