KCC tackles food insecurity with free food distribution events on campus in Battle Creek

Kellogg Community College’s monthly Fresh Food Distribution events returned to campus this month and will continue through the Spring 2023 semester.

The events are a partnership with the South Michigan Food Bank that provide free fresh produce, baked goods and protein items to KCC student and community members during a pickup event the third Tuesday of each month on campus in Battle Creek. Students and others from the community can simply drive or walk up during the event and pick up a free box of food, free of charge while supplies last.

(Registration with the Food Bank is required and processed onsite.)

KCC distributed approximately 500 boxes of fresh food to those in need through the initiative over the course of five events during the Fall 2022 semester. The first Fresh Food Distribution event this semester was Jan. 17.

Fresh Food Distribution events are held in Parking Lot G – the parking lot next to the Miller Physical Education Building – on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. Future distribution events will be held at 1 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:

  • Feb. 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16

The Fresh Food Distribution events are just one part of a growing food insecurity initiative at KCC that also includes the campus Bruin Baskets, a campus food pantry initiative that provides free grab-and-go snacks for students at a half dozen stations on campuses in Battle Creek, Coldwater and Hastings.

For more information, contact the KCC Foundation at 269-965-4161 or kccfoundation@kellogg.edu.

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