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Fighting Hunger on Our Campus

food pantry for students

The HCC Food Pantry is now open to students, stocked with all the essentials. The Baltimore Sun visited the first day and reported on how students are getting help.

For Schnell Reed Garrett, acting director of student life, the pantry is one way to help combat food insecurity for the students at HCC.

“It’s about removing a barrier that may exist for HCC students that might prevent them from being successful,” she said.

Teaira, a computer forensics major with two sons, admits that it can be tough to get by. She relies on the pantry to stretch her food budget and to ensure her boys have enough to eat. With her bag filled with essentials, she enjoys dreaming up what meals she would make for her sons.

“I used to be a chef in training,” she said, smiling.

With students like Teaira spreading the word, Garrett hopes the pantry will attract even more students.

“We want all students to know we have a pantry and it is for them,” Garrett said.

All currently enrolled students must bring a student ID or a picture ID and a copy of their schedule to receive items once a week. Students who bring their own reusable bag can receive one extra item per week.

Want to donate to the HCC Food Pantry? Donation bins are outside of the Student Life office and at the welcome centers.

Need to use the pantry? Call the Office of Student Life at 443-518-1420 for assistance.

Read the full story about the food pantry at The Baltimore Sun.

Topics: Campus Life
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