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ACC Partners with Food Lion, Campus Compact to Address Food Insecurity

(October 27, 2021) – Alamance Community College is participating in the second annual Collegiate Hunger Challenge, where it will compete against 10 other North Carolina colleges and universities for up to $22,000 to put toward fighting hunger on and around campus.

The Collegiate Hunger Challenge was created by Food Lion Feeds and North Carolina Campus Compact, a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility. The competition, which runs through Dec. 10, provides an opportunity for ACC to earn points based on several activities the school participates in, all centered around collecting and donating food for neighbors in need or around hunger awareness efforts.

As part of the challenge, each school nominates an MVP Student Hunger Ambassador who is responsible for leading the effort on each campus. Alamance Community College has selected Tracy Blethen to serve as the MVP Student Hunger Ambassador to lead the campaign. The faculty/staff mentor is Jennifer Jones, Director of Distance Learning.

Non-perishable food items may be donated to a collection box that will be placed in the front foyer of the Main and Gee buildings on ACC’s Carrington-Scott Campus.