CCC Spanish Club hosts canned food drive to benefit community
CLARKSDALE – Tigers now have another opportunity to give during the fast-approaching holiday season with the kick off of the Coahoma Community College Spanish Club’s canned food drive.

CCC Spanish Club hosts canned food drive to benefit community

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

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Fri Nov 21, 2014

CLARKSDALE – Tigers now have another opportunity to give during the fast-approaching holiday season with the kick off of the Coahoma Community College Spanish Club’s canned food drive.

The club, comprised of not only Spanish majors but also other students interested in Hispanic culture and the Spanish language, decided to organize the event as part of a service project. According to CCC Spanish Instructor and Club Advisor Andy Pullen, the drive began this week and will run until the close of the semester, Dec. 8.

“This is a project that we first initiated two years ago after a former student brought it to my attention that we, as a club, should take on a community service project,” said Pullen. “This is one of several opportunities for students, faculty and staff to help others.”

Pullen said students highly recommended giving donations to Clarksdale’s Care Station because of it’s commitment to providing food for those in need within the local community.

“I did a little bit of research and actually talked to the organization and asked them what they needed. They’re always accepting canned goods and other non-perishable food items so we felt that a food drive would be the perfect way we could give back and get the entire campus involved as well,” said Pullen. “I encourage students to think when they’re eating, about those individuals who may not get the opportunity to eat the same way—if at all.”

Drop boxes for the donations are located throughout Whiteside Hall in the Social Science and English and Foreign Language offices on the second floor, as well as the Math and Science offices on the first floor.

For questions or more information, contact Pullen at (662) 621-4148 or by e-mail at rpullen@coahomacc.edu.