On the morning of September 3, the Thomas County Food Bank and Outreach Center received a donation of several dozen jars of peanut butter and jelly, the result of a food drive presented by the Student Government Association of Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) – Thomasville. The drive, aptly named “Peanut Butter & Jelly Time!” resulted in several boxfuls of donated staple items, as well as increased awareness within the SRTC college community about the needs of local citizens.
“I believe that it is important for college students to understand the needs of their community, as well as the impact that each individual can make to help meet those needs,” commented Janice Anderson, President of the Food Bank. “Our organization is dependent on the generosity of the entire community. Donations like these allow us to continue to do what we do best, which is to provide for our fellow citizens in need,” she continued.
Throughout the year, SRTC’s various student organizations put on several fundraisers, including fundraisers for local animal shelters, children’s charities, and other local organizations. “I am honored and pleased that SRTC students are always generous in giving back and helping others in our community and local service areas” said Asha Dillard, SRTC’s Director of Student Life. “The staples collected and donated during this event will be used as a valuable source of nutrition. Good nutrition can help reduce the risk of some health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and even childhood obesity.”
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