Free T-shirt + free lunch + service = Bruins Give Back

If you’re looking for a way to get more involved in your community, serve with fellow Bruins and get a free lunch and T-shirt in the process, Bruins Give Back is for you.

Bruins Give Back is a volunteer event that occurs three times each semester and is open to all Kellogg Community College students, faculty and employees to participate.

A service learning event hosted with the college’s Student Life office and community organization HandsOn Battle Creek, the first Bruins Give Back events are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 12.

Participants have three service options to choose from:

  • Community Action, 175 Main St., Battle Creek: Volunteers will help pack boxes for the food distribution efforts of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which are scheduled for November.
  • Woodlawn Preschool, 1175 W. Territorial Road, Battle Creek: Volunteers will help finish filling in the mural painting on the outside of the school building.

To sign up to participate in a Bruins Give Back event, visit

Participants will receive an email after they sign up asking which location they would like to serve at. On the day of the event, participants will meet at their chosen locations.

For more information about this or future Bruins Give Back events, contact Kellogg Community College Service Learning Manager Kate DeGraaf at or at 269-965-3931 ext. 2211.

Pictured above, Bruins Give Back participants volunteer at the Food Bank of South Central Michigan in Battle Creek in April.