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Grand Rapids Community College hosts “drive-by” food drive amidst social distancing

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Grand Rapids Community College is continuing to meet the needs of students by supplying food (Hayley Babbitt/The Collegiate).

By Hayley Babbitt

On Wednesday, April 1, Grand Rapids Community College’s Student Alliance organized a curb-side food drive – following social distancing guidelines. Six volunteers distributed various food and produce items to a total of 46 students, including 12 loaner laptops, according to Lina Blair, GRCC Director of Student Life Affairs.

Food supplies distributed by Student Life at GRCC (Hayley Babbitt/The Collegiate).

“This week (we) distributed non-perishables, milk, and fresh produce like grapes, onions, cantaloupe, cucumbers, etcetera,” Blair said.

Orders with new food to be handed out in future drives will not arrive until April 14. 

“Since the response to our previous food distributions have been so positive, we have gone through almost all of our food,” Blair adds. 

Food supplies distributed by Student Life at GRCC (Hayley Babbitt/The Collegiate).

Despite the setbacks with non-perishable items being in high demand during this time of self-quarantine, the next food drive will take place on April 14. 

Student Alliance plans on hosting more drive-by food drives, and more information can be found here.