The Mobile Food Pantry, supported by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, visited Corning Community College’s Elmira campus today to provide grocery items to approximately 100 students and community members who live in the surrounding area.
Established in 1981, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is committed to creating a future without hunger by providing access to healthy food. Its mission was fulfilled today during its visit to CCC’s Elmira campus, which is known for a variety of workforce programs, including Welding.
The Mobile Food Pantry arrived at the campus, located at 318 Madison Ave. in Elmira, N.Y., at approximately 11:00 a.m. for set-up. Food distribution began at 12:00 p.m.
Pastas, soups, fruits, cottage cheese, and other food items were provided to both community members and students, serving approximately 100 people in one hour.
“We are only able to do this because of the kindness of our volunteers,” said Alan Yeck, the Elmira Center’s Director of Workforce Education.
Members from Corning Community College volunteered to help distribute food, including CCC’s Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, Angela May Fleming, Executive Director of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Connie Park, staff members and building partners of the Elmira Center, and students from a variety of CCC classes.