LCC president calls on community to boost Help Warehouse drive

2013-10-21T18:15:00Z 2013-10-21T18:45:54Z LCC president calls on community to boost Help Warehouse driveBy The Daily News Longview Daily News
October 21, 2013 6:15 pm  • 

Lower Columbia College is urging the community to join a campaign against local hunger.

“More than 5,000 LCC students are working hard each day to improve their lives through education that leads to secure, family wage jobs. Nearly half of our students are parents struggling to make ends meet while completing college,” LCC President Chris Bailey said in an open letter to the community. “Donations to the Help Warehouse can help them meet family needs and stay in school.”

Bailey noted that more than half of local parents in  Cowlitz County reported skipping or limiting a meal in 2011 to feed their children.

LCC faculty, staff and students have joined a food drive challenge issued by Cowlitz PUD to area businesses. Food collection containers are available in the LCC Student Center and Admissions Center. Residents are also invited to Harvest Fest on Oct. 30, a family-friendly event featuring games, treats and a costume contest. Admission to the student-sponsored event is two cans of food.

Food will be donated to the Help Warehouse, a local food bank operated by the Lower Columbia Action Program. The drive ends Oct. 31.

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    kitten - October 22, 2013 5:54 am
    Is there any way to keep track of how much people take from the food banks and other charitable organizations? Many people take from multiple areas and it leaves others wanting. I would love to say people only take what they need but, unfortunately, some just take all they can get. With today's technology this should be easy to fix with a central database for all charities.
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