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Food insecurity talk slated

By Velma Crochet
Volunteer State Community College student engagement will host Chris Whitney, a founder of One Generation Away at “Let’s talk about food insecurities on Sept. 19, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in
the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room B at Volunteer State Community College. Llunch will be provided while supplies last.
Students will learn how widely this affects our student community, 15 percent of the students are food insecure Tiffany Zwart, Coordinator of student support said.
Whitney, alongside his wife Elaine founded One Generation Away in 2013. Within the first year they distributed 400,000 pounds of food from the backseat of their car, according to their
website www.onegenaway.com.
One Generation Away has a mobile pantry that delivers food throughout middle Tennessee in a semi truck.Whitney is making healthy food available to everyone. The person is given a shopping
cart to be able to choose healthy food for their family at the mobile pantry. He will speak about his food ministry and the fact that some people don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Kennedy Kemp , student at VSCC did not know about “The Feed,” (Vol State’s on-campus food pantry) or “Let’s Talk About Food Insecurities.” She is fortunate to have a job and family
support while attending VSCC to ensure her next meal.
At her previous campus, away from home, she often wondered where her next meal would come from.
“ I am glad you informed me on “The Feed.” I wish we had had something like this year’s ago I wouldn’t have been stressed out,” said Kemp.

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