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Friday, February 26, 2021

LSSC offers 2 drive-thru food distribution events for students

College students line up at the May food distribution drive-thru at the Leesburg campus of Lake-Sumter State College. Theresa Campbell photo.

 

Lake-Sumter State College will offer two drive-thru food distributions for LSSC students Sept. 3 and 10, all part of Hunger Action Month, and following the success of a May event at the Leesburg campus.

According to a news release from the college, the Leesburg food distribution is set to take place 11am to 3pm Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Leesburg campus of LSSC, 9501 U.S. Highway 441, and also at the college’s South Lake campus, 11am to 3 pm Thursday, Sept. 10, at  1250 N. Hancock Road, Clermont.

At May’s food distribution, the LSSC Foundation distributed over 41,000 pounds of food to over 1,300 individuals, according to a news release from the college.

Following that success, and thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the LSSC Foundation has partnered with Lake Cares Food Pantry and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to bring these events to North and South Lake Counties for LSSC students.

At each event this month, over 20,000 pounds of food will be distributed. LSSC students will receive nutritious meal ingredients and fresh produce to last over a week.

Hunger Action Month is a time to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. All month long, Feeding America and its network of food banks, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, are encouraging people to take action through volunteerism, advocacy, special events and promotions.

Hunger Action Day, slated Sept. 10, is a time for hunger-relief advocates to focus our efforts on one day for greater impact.

LSSC students may learn more information at the event at: www.lssc.edu/2020/08/lssc-offering-two-drive-thru-food-distributions-for-lssc-students-during-hunger-action-month/

 

 

 

EVENTS OPEN TO

Any LSSC student currently enrolled for fall semester (approx. 5,000 students)

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