Southeast Community College’s
Culinary/Hospitality program cooked up 50 holiday meals for students who may
otherwise not have a Thanksgiving dinner. Currently the College has food
pantries at all three campuses for students to access grab and go food as well
as other basic hygiene items.
A few months ago, the
culinary students started contributing homemade bread, and pastries as well.
When they offered soup, they had to decline since there was no refrigerator in
the food pantry. That has since changed.
“I sent an email to SCC
students last week to let them know about the meals and within two hours, all
meals were claimed,” said Theresa Webster, Assistant Campus Director/Dean of Students.
“Culinary let us know they had a refrigerator they weren’t using at the time so
we were able to move it into the food pantry. Now we’re able to also provide
perishable items. It’s been an awesome partnership that has developed.”
Students were able to pick up
the holiday meals on Tuesday. The College is closed from Wednesday, Nov. 23 to
Friday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
For more on SCC’s Culinary/Hospitality
program, click on this link: https://www.southeast.edu/culinary/