DCCC Teacher Education Club Holds Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank

November 30, 2012 – Students in the Teacher Education Club at Davidson County Community College are helping to feed the hungry during this holiday season by hosting a food drive to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Alisha Leonard, member of the Teacher Education Club, says the group felt moved to sponsor this event to help their community. The club collected 10 boxes of food with nearly 2,000 items donated from not only the Early Childhood program, but also from various students and faculty, as well as the Zoo Science and Aquarium Club “Many of the families who will be receiving this food have children,” Leonard says. “We always want to help support children and their families. … These types of events are important to our club because children must have their basic needs met in order for learning and proper development to occur.” In addition to food collection, Leonard says the club is collecting school and teacher supplies. “In these hard economic times, parents cannot always afford to buy school supplies for their children,” Leonard says. “Budget cuts are forcing teachers to buy supplies with money out of their own pockets. The donations we are collecting will help teachers and students to have a successful year.” *Editor’s Note: Pictured is Al Carrington from the Second Harvest Food Bank. Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.