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Campus-based food pantry for TCC students to open in MacArthur Center

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Posted at 5:07 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 12:55:02-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and Tidewater Community College plan to host the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of The Community Feed on Monday.

The Community Feed is a campus-based food pantry for TCC students located in the MacArthur Center.

It will serve as a food pantry and partner workspace for learning sessions and one-on-one consultations related to the root causes of food insecurity, which include lack of access to financial literacy, housing, employment, higher education and healthcare.

This campus-based pantry will be open to all TCC students and is currently by appointment only. Click here if you'd like to schedule an appointment.

The Community Feed was funded by a $250,000 donation from TowneBank.

The grand opening is at 11:30 a.m., and will feature remarks by Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols, President & CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore; Dr. Marcia Conston, President of TCC; Emanuel Chestnut, TCC Provost; and John Baiocco, President of TowneBank.