Kellogg Community College’s monthly Fresh Food Distribution events continue Tuesday, Sept. 19, on campus in Battle Creek.
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; see instructions below.)
KCC distributes approximately 400 to 500 boxes of fresh food to those in need through the initiative over the course of four or five events each semester. The initiative will continue after September with three more dates over the course of the fall semester, including Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.
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. They formally begin at 1 p.m. but interested individuals are encouraged to come earlier, as supplies go quickly and there’s often a line well before 1 p.m.
The Fresh Food Distribution events are just one part of a continuously growing food insecurity initiative at KCC that also includes the campus Bruin Baskets, a campus food initiative that provides free grab-and-go snacks for students at a half dozen stations on campuses in Albion, Battle Creek, Coldwater and Hastings.
Individuals interested in receiving items via the event should note there are just 100 boxes to distribute and it’s first come, first served. To expedite the distribution process, attendees are asked to fill out the online registration form from the Food Bank when they arrive and are waiting in line by completing the following steps:
- Text the word Bruins to 866-474-3663
- Open the link received back and fill out the short online form
- Once submitted, show the confirmation to the volunteer in line
For more information, contact the KCC Foundation at 269-965-4161 or email@example.com.
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