Giving Tuesday Q&A: Fresh Food Distribution volunteer and Communication professor Sarah Stout

Sarah Stout

Kellogg Community College will celebrate Giving Tuesday Nov. 30 with a donation drive to help address student food insecurity on campus. Below is a Q&A post focused on food insecurity and food insecurity initiatives at KCC from Communication professor Sarah Stout, who volunteered at Fresh Food Distribution events this summer and fall on campus to distribute free fresh food to students and community members in need.

What Fresh Food Distribution events did you volunteer for, and what did you do during the events?

July and September; loaded food into vehicles.

Why did you decide to volunteer to support food insecurity programming at KCC?

This is an important and simple service we can provide for the community.

What is something you learned through volunteering at KCC’s Fresh Food Distribution events?

I learned more about the Food Bank and what they can do. I had not previously known that they provided remote distributions.

What was your favorite part about volunteering at the event?

Working alongside colleagues from across campus as we shared in the joy and thankful hearts of the community members we served.

What impact do you hope the Fresh Food Distribution events and Bruin Basket initiative can have on the greater KCC community?

I hope that people learn that they can count on the College to support them in far more than education.

What is something you think people should know about food insecurity or KCC’s Food Insecurity Task Force initiatives on campus?

Employees want to give back!

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30. Click here for more information about Giving Tuesday at KCC or visit to donate today.

(Sarah Stout photo by Kristen Stolz.)