LLCC Student Life is putting out a call to action — asking faculty and staff to help build Thanksgiving baskets for the LLCC Food Pantry. While the primary purpose of the food pantry during the year is to provide ready-to-eat meals for our students, this time of year the food pantry is looking specifically for items that can help an LLCC student provide a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for their family. These specialty items will be collected through Friday, Nov. 22.
Thank you to the LLCC Student Government Association for getting the baskets started with their recent food drive. Student Life is hoping to put together 10 to 15 baskets for LLCC students and their families. Right now there is enough to make about five baskets. Students that are interested in requesting a basket, can come to the food pantry during regular hours to fill out the form.
Here is a list of items that are needed. Please make sure these items are non-perishable.
Pumpkin pie or other pie filling
Graham cracker pie crusts
Canned sweet potatoes
Canned cranberry sauce
Canned mix veggies
Cream of chicken, vegetable, celery
Boxed mash potatoes
Boxed stove top stuffing
Boxed macaroni and cheese
The food pantry is also in need of the following ready-to-eat items to help get us through the end of the semester:
Microwavable ready-to-eat pasta meals (like Chef Boyardee)
The LLCC Food Pantry hours of operation for the 2019 fall semester are listed below. The food pantry is located in Student Life and open to any current LLCC student in need, whether short or long term. Students may use the pantry once a week.
The annual Convocation to kick off the 2019-20 academic year will be held Friday, Aug. 16 in Cass Gym. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., with an address by Dr. Warren at 9 a.m.
All faculty and staff are encouraged to bring an item from the list below to help the LLCC Food Pantry stock its shelves. All food items must not be expired, and single serve/individual portion items are preferred.
Food item donations:
Mac and cheese cups
Tuna/Chicken salad ready-to-eat kits
Easy peel opening cans of soup (microwave ready)
Ready-to-eat pasta meals (microwave ready)
To-go peanut butter cups
Cereal/oatmeal – single serving size
Protein and granola bars
Ready-to-eat rice meals
Juice (single servings)
The food pantry is also in need of disposable bowls and utensils and personal hygiene items.
To learn more about the food pantry, please contact LLCC Student Life by visiting the office located in the lower level of Menard Hall, calling 786-2241 or going to www.llcc.edu/food-pantry-list.
Thank you in advance for helping us live our mission of providing support to LLCC students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food!