Student challenge helps address food insecurity

Food Challenge

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) students are learning more than in-demand job skills; they’re also learning the importance of volunteerism and giving back.

At the Fredericton Campus, the third annual four-week Food Challenge recently wrapped up. Students in each program competed each week to bring in the largest quantity of a specified food item. Prizes were awarded to the winning programs. The Administrative Professional: Health Services year one class won a pizza party; the Administrative Professional: French Second Language training year one class won an ice cream party; and the Business Administration: Marketing year one class won a coffee and doughnuts party.

The food contributions were evenly divided and donated to the Fredericton Food Bank and the NBCC Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. The items directed to the food bank will help address food insecurity in the greater community, while those going to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard will help feed NBCC students in need.

Volunteerism and service learning are key components of the NBCC experience. NBCC’s award-winning Robertson Institute for Community Leadership is mobilizing students, staff, alumni and Board members College-wide to transform lives and communities.

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