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Thanks to YOU We Reached Our Goal

November, 2018

In just two weeks, with the help of 118 donors, $10,053 was raised for Quinsigamond Community College's Food Pantry. The college took the initiative to open a food pantry after on campus studies found that close to 50 percent of its students experienced food insecurity.

The two week online fundraiser, which ended on Giving Tuesday, was a combined effort by the QCC community to “growl back against hunger on QCC’s campus.” A video that highlighted the need for the pantry was shared across social media platforms, with periodic updates by QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja and QCC students who volunteer in the pantry.

“It’s truly heart-warming to see that our ‘ask’ resonated with so many people,” Dr. Pedraja said. “For those who donated, I thank you for helping to make a difference in the lives of our students. Your generous gifts will be used to help combat our fight against hunger.”

With the food pantry consistently feeding well over 150 students, the need to keep it sustained is great. Dr. Pedraja reminds everyone that hunger doesn’t end even though the formal fundraising campaign has concluded.

“Your continued support is needed to help us continue to help our students make a difference in their lives now and in the years to come. Their future depends on all of us,” he said. 

If you didn't get a chance to make a donation during this campaign, please continue to help us in the fight against food insecurity on our campus by making a donation today.