With the holidays around the corner, ASCC and Penguin Pantry once again handed out food boxes via drive-by pickup to members of the Clark community on Nov. 23. The on-campus food resource has been offering food and toiletries to those in need since its opening in 2018.
Newly appointed ASCC President Xander Hawkins was excited and more than ready to bring something new out to the local community.
“All of this is pretty standard, but for Thanksgiving, we decided to go a bit extra,” said Hawkins.
The Penguin Pantry provided their standard box of non-perishable items with peanut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options. Additionally, frozen bakery items as well as an option for registrants to receive fresh hot Thanksgiving meals for each member of their household were available, courtesy of students at the McClaskey Culinary Institute. Toiletries were also supplied.
Gift cards were also available for those with dietary restrictions to purchase items so everyone had a chance to enjoy a meal.
ASSC intends to continue the Penguin Pantry’s operations and hold another distribution just in time for the Christmas season. In order to receive a box by Dec. 7, folks must sign up before 5 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2021.
More information about the Penguin Pantry and future distributions can be found on the Penguin Pantry page.