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CFCC food pantry receives $5,000 in HEERF funds

In an effort to support students during the pandemic, the College allocated $5,000 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to its Food Pantry, Ray’s Tray . The funds were used to purchase needed food and personal items.

Food insecurity persists in our community and CFCC’s Student Services provides food and personal hygiene products to support students and their families.

“Cape Fear Community College received over $13 million dollars in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds to be spent on students. We used all of those funds for student aid in the form of grants to students in need. We also received funds to be used to support the institution,” explains Vice President of Business Services, Christina Greene.

“We used a portion of those funds to provide additional assistance to address students’ basic needs like childcare, mental health care, and expanding our student food pantry. We are very fortunate to have this funding source to support our large student population.”

A dedicated group of CFCC faculty and staff keep the Food Pantry organized and ready to distribute. Faculty members Yuna Shin, Kate Santhuff, Terri Andress, John Metzger, and Academic Advisor Tammy Wilson, along with support from the CFCC Foundation and the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management Joanne Ceres, keep the shelves stocked.

Donated items cannot be handed out beyond the expiration date. Upon delivery, food pantry helpers organize food items by date.

The CFCC Food Pantry needs continuous donations of items and money to keep the cupboard full.

If you are in need of food and personal items or would like to support the Food Pantry, please reach out to CFCC’s Food Pantry.

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