GRCC employees: get your Holiday Breakfast on this Friday morning at the Student Center!

The 2018 GRCC Holiday Breakfast – Friday, December 14

Reminders:

– Doors open to serve breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor of the Student Center!

Program begins in the Raider Grille at 8:30 a.m.

– Wear your ugly sweater for the 2nd annual competition!

– Bring a donation of either 1. food for the Food or Snack Pantry, or 2. new winter gear for students (hats, scarves, gloves, & mittens).

 

Can’t wait to see you there!

Faculty Association raises more than $1,000 for Student Food Pantry at Turkey Trot

Thank you to the GRCC Faculty Association and Katie Vander Meer for organizing a fundraiser for the GRCC Student Food and Snack Pantries. Twenty GRCC faculty, staff and retirees participated in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving and raised over $1,000 in donations from 26 different donors!

The GRCC Faculty Association has been a wonderful supporter of the Student Food and Snack Pantries. They regularly hold food and item drives during their regular monthly meetings in addition to special events like the Turkey Trot!

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Student food drive competition results

Thank you to all the clubs and organizations that participated in the food drive competition. In just 14 days, 285.2 pounds of food was donated to our student food pantry. Because of the great response, we decided to throw two pizza parties for the top two donating clubs. The two winning clubs are Noorthoek Academy and the Hispanic Student Organization. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Student food pantry donations accepted at holiday breakfast

If you’re able, please bring non-perishable food items to our Holiday Breakfast to donate to our food pantry for students. In the spirit of giving, let us do our part to ensure the shelves of our pantry are well stocked! Here is a list of needed items (* indicates high demand items):

Protein

  • Cans of tuna*
  • Cans of chicken*
  • Canned stew
  • Canned chili
  • Hash
  • Pork and beans
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti sauce*
  • Kidney beans
  • Peanut butter*

Breakfast

  • Boxes of cereal
  • Instant oatmeal (individual packets)*
  • Cereal bars*
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Muffin mix

Canned vegetables

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn*
  • Instant potatoes

On the go/snacks

  • Tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Pringles
  • Cookies
  • Granola bars*
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Easy Mac*
  • Microwaveable nonfrozen meals

Fruit

  • Canned fruits
  • Fruit cups
  • Dried fruits
  • Jelly
  • Raisins
  • Juice boxes

Starches

  • Rice*
  • Pasta*
  • Macaroni and cheese*
  • Crackers
  • Boxed meals*
  • Hamburger Helper

Basic necessities

  • Soap*
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo*
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste*
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant*
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets

Donations for student food pantry at Holiday Breakfast

If you’re able, please bring non-perishable food items to our Holiday Breakfast to donate to our food pantry for students. In the spirit of giving, let us do our part to ensure the shelves of our pantry are well stocked! Here is a list of needed items (* indicates high demand items):

Protein

  • Cans of tuna*
  • Cans of chicken*
  • Canned stew
  • Canned chili
  • Hash
  • Pork and beans
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti sauce*
  • Kidney beans
  • Peanut butter*

Breakfast

  • Boxes of cereal
  • Instant oatmeal (individual packets)*
  • Cereal bars*
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Muffin mix

Canned vegetables

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn*
  • Instant potatoes

On the go/snacks

  • Tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Pringles
  • Cookies
  • Granola bars*
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Easy Mac*
  • Microwaveable nonfrozen meals

Fruit

  • Canned fruits
  • Fruit cups
  • Dried fruits
  • Jelly
  • Raisins
  • Juice boxes

Starches

  • Rice*
  • Pasta*
  • Macaroni and cheese*
  • Crackers
  • Boxed meals*
  • Hamburger Helper

Basic necessities

  • Soap*
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo*
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste*
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant*
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets

Raider Salute to ADN Club

Student Life extends a Raider Salute to the Associate Degree Nursing Club — and to the generosity of the GRCC campus — for the food drive this month to benefit the Student Food Pantry.

By the end of the food drive, we received:

  •  177.4 lbs of non-expired donations received throughout campus.
  • 108 lbs of feminine products donated by Athletics
  •  69 lbs of food donations from the English Department!