Columbia College Hunger Project to bring 30,000 meals to Richland One Area

(Columbia, SC) Columbia College’s Center for Leadership & Social Change (CLSC) is partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere to bring 30 thousand meals to Richland One schools and other local areas.

“Healthy food is central to a person’s ability to learn, work, and dream big. We know these high protein, Red Lentil Jambalaya meals will start the school year out right for kids and their families and serve as a much needed resource for other local populations experiencing food insecurity,” said Tamara Burk, Ph.D., director of the Center for Leadership & Social Change.

Feeding Children Everywhere is a nonprofit that aims to combat food insecurity through Hunger Projects. Since its inception in 2010, Feeding Children Everywhere has produced over 114 million nutritious meals for 53 countries. Columbia College is joining that effort with one condition: the meals stay local.

Columbia College has an ambitus goal of packaging 30 thousand meals for the surrounding communities, but before they can package those meals, they need to raise $10,000. Dr. Burk and Lauren Fleming have been reaching out to community supporters and business for sponsorships over the last few weeks and are about halfway to the goal. You too can be a change maker by joining the effort and giving:

Volunteers from Columbia College’s first year class and the community at-large will come together on August 24, 2019 from 9:30-11 a.m. to package the meals, assembly-line style.

The date signals the beginning of the school year for both Richland One and Columbia College, and this community-wide service project falls on Columbia College’s first year orientation service day.

The CLSC works closely with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC, as well, to prepare students personally and professionally through applied leadership and social justice opportunities. This Hunger Project is a product of that collaboration.

“Together, we are a fierce partnership, and we are committed to working alongside our community brothers and sisters to make this project happen,” Burk said.

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About Columbia College
Columbia College was founded in 1854 and continues to serve as an institution for higher education with approximately 1,200 students, female and male, in both undergraduate and graduate courses. Columbia College prepares students personally and professionally for success through strong liberal arts and professional programs emphasizing service, social justice, and leadership development. For more information, visit Columbia College.

Feeding Children Everywhere Mission

Activating people for a hunger-free world.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC Mission

In response to God’s call and in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Foundation strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy, and leadership.

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