This past week was full of drama and if you live under a rock, cardi, and Nicki Minaj rehashed their feud. The only thing about that news is, besides the fact that it is interesting and I could blog about it all day, it does not help anybody. I, however, do know something that can help people, help you and now that I have your attention, please read to the last word :-).
The student life is in charge of the school’s pantry and if you do not know what that is or have never visited it, you are about to have your college life transformed. You’re welcome. The pantry is a room filled with food items that college students can have access to. Cup noodles, healthy snacks, fruit cups, microwaveable mac and cheese, tuna and a lot more items that have fed over 9,139 students in the past four years. I know, that’s pretty impressive but why stop at 9,139 when there are over 62,000 students in CCBC.
Why donate? it’s pretty simple. we donate because 1 in 8 Americans suffer from hunger. we donate because more than 52% of community college students suffer from food insecuritiy. we donate because 22% of community college students have stayed hungry due to lack of money.
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. CCBC alumni committee is asking for your help to stock the pantry. On Tuesdays, starting the 13th, leading to the 27th, CCBC will be holding #Giving Tuesday and student life ambassadors, mentors, and Student Government will be in bright red shirts that literally say #Givingtuesday, spreading the word and collecting your donations. Nothing is too small. Do you have a penny, a quarter, a dollar or a five? We accept whatever you have to offer because guess what? it is the thoughts that actually counts, money can only do so much. According to the data gathered over the years, $1 can buy a cup of noodle soup for three students, $5 provides 24 students with a healthy snack, $10 buys ten cans of tuna $25 provide 25 meals, $60 feeds 144 students a month and $100 stocks our pantry with more than 200 items.
In 2017, we raised $5,427.71 from both the cafeteria and online donations. The goal this year is $2500 and I am optimistic that we can make and even surpass this goal. Now, how can you help? You can donate through the cafeteria when you pay for your food by adding your donation to your total. Also, as mentioned earlier, you can donate through student life and guess what? You get your name written on a card and posted on the doors of the student life offices. You can also donate online through this site; http://www.ccbcmd.edu/givingtuesday
Regarding the feud, I will leave it to you to decide but if you insist, I believe everyone SHOULD get along and we should do better and stop facilitating things like this. The good news about it all is regardless of where you stand in all this, you are welcome to help stock the pantry. We do not judge.
Here is a video of very adorable people spreading the word
I know this post is all over the place and it might get overwhelming and confusing if I say so myself. Exams are kicking my behind =(. If you have any questions about giving Tuesday or need more information, feel free to leave a comment or walk right into the student life office and they will be more than happy to help you. Have a wonderful week!
- Cafeteria Days (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
- Tuesday, November 13th – Two Weeks Out
- Tuesday, November 20th – One Week Out!
- Tuesday, November 27th – #GivingTuesday!
- Individuals can donate $1, $2 or $3 through Sodexho
- Cafeteria Days (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)