FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 19, 2019
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – James Sprunt Community College will host a resource fair on Monday, February 25, 2019 at its campus in Kenansville. The resource fair will take place in the Strickland Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the food distribution will be located in the Boyette Building during that time.
Single Stop, a grant funded program at James Sprunt Community College, in partnership with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, will distribute pallets of food to students, faculty, and staff.
Each month, the college holds smaller food distributions for students, called The Spartan’s Table. The need for fresh food and pantry items continues to grow among our students, faculty, and staff, many of who are still displaced following Hurricane Florence.
Even before Hurricane Florence, many Duplin County residents struggled to keep food on the table. Many areas of Duplin County are known as “food deserts,” meaning access to food is difficult, not just financially, but geographically, with many having to drive over 20 miles just to get to the nearest grocery store. Those without transportation experience the greatest need. The poverty level in Duplin County is around 28% with almost 20% of residents experiencing food insecurities.
The event will also showcase various community resources available to JSCC students, faculty and staff.
The college encourages everyone to participate in the food distribution and resource fair, regardless of need or income status.
Since its start in May 2016, Single Stop at James Sprunt has served over 400 students.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.
James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.