As the holidays approach, Frederick Community College finds itself in a giving mood.
All FCC students and employees are invited to take a free holiday food box or join in at the free holiday lunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.
“Really the only requirement is you have to be an FCC student or employee,” said Kristi Mills, assistant director in FCC’s Student Leadership and Engagement.
The food boxes are one per person until they run out. They are filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables, enough to feed a family of two to four, Mills said. Boxes will be distributed at the Student Center, where 125 will be given away, or at the Monroe Center where 50 will be given away.
Jeanni Winston-Muir, interim associate vice president of Student Affairs, said the boxes come from Hungry Harvest, “which is an organization in Maryland that helps deliver food and fresh produce collected from local farmers to residents who may not otherwise have it.”
FCC has partnered with Hungry Harvest for over one year now and plans on having this giveaway every year during both the fall and spring season.
The holiday lunch is during the same hours as the box giveaway in the Cougar Cafe. It includes a bread bowl filled with your choice of vegetable or beef stew and a free bottled water or canned soda.
“What we are really hoping to do here is send students off into the finals week with a full tummy and warm feelings, and connect them with any kind of resources or services they might need over the holidays,” said Winston-Muir.