By Velma Crochet
Have you been looking for The Feed on Volunteer State Community Campus? The Feed made a move to Wood Campus Center room 102.
The new location is larger and offers a private area for the students to receive help meeting their needs at the campus food pantry. The larger space also helps as The Feed continues to grow and will be able to have more items available.
“Students helped with the move to the new location. I am so grateful for all of the students,” said Tiffany Zwart, Coordinator of Student Support.
Processes are changing a bit to receive help. Students who have visited The Feed before will have open hours Monday- Friday by appointment or Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. However, a first-time shopper will need to make an appointment with the student services in the Wood Campus Center room 217. This process allows the staff to make sure all needs are being met for the student.
On February 10 The Feed also hosted Lead On, Feed On. The purpose of the event was to provide information about Career Services, which now goes through Student Engagement and Support. This also allowed donations to be collected and reminded students about The Feed said Zwarts.
The Feed will be hosting a grand opening on February 25 in room 102 of the Wood Campus Center, the new location of The Feed. There will be a drawing and prize giveaway for one lucky donor.
Support and donations are appreciated. Food insecurity has been identified as a major problem in the United States. According to AAC&U News, feeling insecure about one’s next meal can have a huge impact on psychological and academic effects on college students including poor mental and physical health.
Donations are always accepted and appreciated. The Feed has a need for hygiene products such as paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo and shaving cream to name just a few because these items go the fastest. Other items The Feed would greatly appreciate are fruit juices, preferably 100 percent fruit juice, fruit cups, and other healthy food options.