At the St. Andrews Campus of New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), hospitality students have a long tradition of putting their skills to work for the greater good of the community.
The students hone their skills by providing delicious meals and companionable fellowship to area senior citizens once a week. They prepare an annual lunch for a local vocational workshop for employees with varying degrees of abilities. And each year, for the past four years, they’ve prepared a breakfast that helps bring food security to families from Sussex to Saint John to St. Andrews.
On Monday, December 3, 2018, the hospitality students at NBCC St. Andrews, in conjunction with the Flavours New Brunswick committee, hosted CBC Information Morning Saint John’s annual Harbour Lights Campaign Kick-off. The annual campaign raises money for food banks all over southwestern New Brunswick.
Flavours New Brunswick holds an annual food and beverage festival to celebrate the unique products available from land and sea in New Brunswick. NBCC St. Andrews hospitality students join with chefs and producers in the Charlotte County region to showcase all that New Brunswick has to offer. The 2018 festival raised $10,000, which was donated to the Harbour Lights campaign. In the four years that Flavours New Brunswick has operated its festival, the committee has donated $38,000 to Harbour Lights.
Community leadership and volunteerism are key components of NBCC’s vision of transforming lives and communities in New Brunswick and beyond.