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Food giveaway every Thursday for VSCC students

Last updated on October 2, 2020

By Breanna Hiett

Note: During October, the Office of Student Engagement and Support at the Gallatin campus will be distributing food boxes every Thursday, beginning at noon until the boxes are gone.

Every week since the pandemic hit and closed Volunteer State Community College, the Office of Student Engagement and Support at the Gallatin campus has been having a food drive on Fridays. The office distributes boxes and bags of food and often hygiene products to those in need.

This month, it changed it up and instead will be every Thursday, beginning Thursday, Oct. 1. The reason for the change, was because, there were 200 boxes being delivered from a local food bank and handed out that held dozens of perishable items, along with bags of the usual nonperishable items.

“We are having boxes of fresh produce, meat, and dairy along with the bags with non-
perishables,” said Tiffany Zwart, coordinator for the Office of Student of Engagement and

The boxes contained items such as, 10-12 lbs. of a variety of produce, 5-6 lbs., of dairy, 5-6 lbs. of protein, and one gallon of milk.

Helping students one bag at a time during these hard times, picture provided by Breanna Hiett.

How are the items distributed?
Every Friday, items will be available at the entrance to campus police, in the basement of the Wood Campus Center. Students must provide a username and the first part of their student email address. Once that information has been taken, students can pop their trunk and the items will be placed inside.

This is a weekly event by the staff of Student Engagement and Support Office. If you have any questions about the food drives, feel free to contact Zwart by calling 615-230-3653.

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