Over 500 items collected with food drive
The recent food drive on LCC's campus was a success, with 529 food items donated.
The food drive was hosted by: Men About Progress (MAP) and its leadership component Brother2Brother (B2B); The Office of Diversity and Inclusion; and Phi Theta Kappa Mu Tau Chapter (PTK).
The food drive ended Nov. 22. The food was then taken by members of B2B to the Lansing Refugee Center on Nov. 23.
B2B member Armando Mares said it was great to see people come together to help those in need.
"All the efforts made by random people to help random people shows a brighter side of humanity," Mares said. "You may not personally see the smiles, but it is all worth it to know someone out there is able to eat today."
Adam Alexander, another member of B2B, said the amount of food gathered was outstanding.
"In spite of the recent pandemic, LCC's community continues to be a beacon of hope," Alexander said. "Their generosity and tenacity are unmatched.
"I felt the food drive had become such a light at the end of the tunnel for many of the refugees, showing they are welcome, loved and a cherished part of our community. … No one should ever have to face a night alone hungry."
B2B is already looking at the possibility of doing another food drive this spring.
The food drive was one of the projects to give back to the community that MAP and B2B complete every month.
Anyone interested can learn more on the MAP page on LCC's website.
MAP meets in the Cesar Chavez Learning Center on the first floor of the A&S Building every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.