South Louisiana Community College’s Beta Xi Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society in collaboration with the Student Government Association and Diversity and Inclusion Programming Board is fighting hunger insecurity in the Acadiana community.
The “Solidarity—Not Charity—Food Drive” got underway at 11:00 am, March 31, on the SLCC campus in Lafayette.
Food items can be dropped off by driving through Lot I until 4:00 p.m.
In response to increased national and local awareness about hunger, the organizations say they have seen a need to support local pantries including the SLCC Food Shelf Program and the Lafayette Community Fridge.
"We were gonna put on a separate drive but we decided to come together because we both have the common goal to provide food and security," said Brandy Fedeli, Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.
Donations of the following are needed:
- Ready-to-eat food items for the SLCC Food Shelf Program (soup cups; pasta cups; breakfast bars; Pop-Tarts, snack size chips, etc.)
- Perishable donations for the Lafayette Community Fridge (fresh produce; soups and stews; pasta and sauce; cereal and oatmeal; bread, etc.)
- Non-perishable grocery items and other supplies for local pantries (masks; new socks; underwear; wet wipes; pads/tampons and other toiletries, etc.)
Donations will also be accepted on a continuous basis before and after the March 31 event in the SLCC Lafayette Campus Ardoin Building at the Office of Student Engagement (Room 403 A-B).
Alternatively, SLCC says that monetary donations can be made through the SLCC Foundation’s webpage by specifying “SLCC Food Shelf Program” as the donation purpose.
The Lafayette Community Fridge also accepts monetary donations through its GoFundMe page and Venmo (@LafayetteCommunityFridge).
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