MCC partners with food pantry to help students in need

  • McHenry County College has partnered with the Crystal Lake Food Pantry to provide assistance to MCC students facing food insecurity, regardless of what school district they reside in.

    McHenry County College has partnered with the Crystal Lake Food Pantry to provide assistance to MCC students facing food insecurity, regardless of what school district they reside in. Courtesy of Northern Illinois Food Bank

 
Submitted by McHenry County College
Posted11/27/2019 2:33 PM

McHenry County College is proud to offer a new, sustainable resource for students facing food insecurity. The college recently partnered with the Crystal Lake Food Pantry to provide assistance to MCC students in need, no matter what school district they live in.

"We're excited to offer our students access to the nutritious food provided by the Crystal Lake Food Pantry," said Rachel Boldman, director of crisis intervention and prevention services at MCC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"By offering them a resource they can rely on, they can better focus on their studies instead of worrying about where their next meal is coming from."

At the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, students can receive fresh meat, eggs and produce, as well as nonperishable and personal care items.

"Extending these resources to MCC students allows us reach even more members of our community," said Cate Williams, liaison for MCC's partnership with Crystal Lake Food Pantry. "It's our mission to compassionately distribute food and supplies to families who may be facing hunger."

MCC also offers assistance on campus through donations of nonperishable items and coupons that can be used for free meals at the MCC Café.

Students seeking assistance can visit the Crystal Lake Food Pantry at 42 East St. in Crystal Lake and bring their MCC student ID to get started. On-campus support can be received by visiting the Campus Safety or Advising offices.

For more information about the partnership and other student resources, contact Rachel Boldman at rboldman@mchenry.edu. To learn more about the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, visit www.clfoodpantry.org.