The Office for Community & Civic Engagement continues to address food insecurity on campus and in the community amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The CARE Resource Center located in Wellons Hall Suite C is a food pantry & professional clothing closet that is available to students, faculty, staff and community members. CARE provides a variety of items such as bakery, dairy, frozen, meat, nonperishable goods and produce. In addition to food and professional clothing, CARE offers hygiene items as well.
CCE Director Christie Poteet is confident in CARE’s efforts to “continue its mission of
alleviating hunger on our campus by providing access to food for our students, faculty, and staff.”
With all of CCE’s programs aimed towards the community, many challenges are being faced during this unprecedented time.
“Right now, our responsibility is to be good stewards in our community by moving to virtual engagement… Our office mission is to help students think about how they can support and engage our community when they are most in need. We are thinking about ways that we can continue our mission while practicing social distancing and adhering to the recommendations made by the CDC and governing bodies,” Poteet said.
CARE will be open Monday,Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. until further notice. Any updates regarding the hours of operation for CARE can be found on their website.
“We recognize this will be a very difficult time for a lot of individuals and as long as we can safely provide resources to our campus community, we will do so,” Poteet said.
For questions contact the CARE Resource Center via email email@example.com or by phone at 910-775-4367.