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CCC Business/CIS Department annual food drive ongoing
CLARKSDALE – As part of Tiger tradition, Coahoma Community College will continue its commitment in “Driving to End Hunger” in the community during the next several weeks with its annual food drive.

CCC Business/CIS Department annual food drive ongoing

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Mon Nov 2, 2015

CLARKSDALE – As part of Tiger tradition, Coahoma Community College will continue its commitment in “Driving to End Hunger” in the community during the next several weeks with its annual food drive.

Organized by CCC’s Business and Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department, the student food drive kicked off Sept. 29 and will run through Nov. 13. CCC faculty, staff, alumni and community members are also encouraged to participate.

Canned and other non-perishable food items are accepted, and the collected donations will be given to Clarksdale’s local soup kitchen—the Care Station.

“Last year, we actually ended up with five grocery baskets of donations. This year we’re aiming for eight to 10,” said CCC Business/CIS Chair Deborah Carter. “The campus has always been very supportive of our food drive every year.”

According to Carter, the annual drive has been strategically held before holiday season for more than a decade now. With statistics projecting more than 9 million people in the world at risk of hunger today, Carter said hunger is a real issue.

“It’s shocking the number of people right here in the community who rely on our local food pantry to feed their families,” she said. “This is a great opportunity for us to show support to the community and help those in need.”

Donations can be dropped off at the Business/CIS Office located on CCC’s campus at Curry Hall.

For more information, contact Carter at (662) 621-4234 or via e-mail at dcarter@coahomacc.edu or Angela Lackey Collins at (662) 621-4685 or acollins@coahomacc.edu.