Virginia Western Community College launches student CO-OP

Virginia Western Community College launches student CO-OP


WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RECENTLY LAUNCHING THE VIRGINIA STUDENT COOP FUELED BY KROGER. THIS PIONEERS INITIATIVE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND AIMED AT ELIMINATING STUDENT FOOD AND SECURITY AT HAVE VAWESTERN AS PART OF KROGER’S ZERO HUNGER AND ZERO WASTE PLAN. JOINING US THIS MORNING ON LIVING LOCAL TO TELL US ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE AND FELL ANTHROPIY. GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU. AND WHY IS THERE EVEN A NEED FOR A STUDENT COOP AT VIRGINIA WESTERN. AND IT IS THEN IT IS THAT 50% OF COMMUNITY AND COLLEGE STUDENTS AND THAT IS THERE EVERY DAY. AND THE FACULTY AND STAFF CAN TELL YOU THAT THEY SEE THE HUNGRY STUDENTS AND ACTUALLY STARTED IN THE OFFICE AND WE WOULD SEND OUR STUDENTS IN NEED AND WHEN GOING TO HURT THE NUMBERS AND DECIDED TO NEED TO DO SOMETHING. AND THEN IT IS SOMEONE SEES A NEEDS AND INCEPTION TO ACTION AND MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN. AND IS THAT HOW IT FIRST GOT STARTED? WE TALKED AND TOOK IT TO KROGER CORPORATE AND THEN BEFORE YOU KNEW IT WE HAD A FULL PLEDGED COOP AND THEY CAME IN AND PAINTED AND PUT UP SHELVING AND WE WORKED OUT SYSTEMS. AND IT’S RIGHT HERE ON CAMPUS? RIGHT HERE AND WITH STAUNT LIFE CENTER AND CHECK WHAT THEY NEED. AND THEN IT IS TO HAVE THAT COMMUNITY THERE ON CAMPUS. AND THEN IT IS GOING TO BE ONLY GRATEFUL AND THEN THE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO BE WALK NOTHING AND THOSE THAT USE THE PANTRY BEFORE AND WALK IN AND THEIR EYES JUST EXPLODE AND TRYING TO ERADICATE. DEFINITELY. AND WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT MAY WANT TO HELP AND THEN VOLUNTEER OR DONATE AND HELPING STUDENTS GET THE FOOD THEY NEED IN ORDER TO SUCCESS. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU. TO ANYONE THAT WANTS TO HELP. IF YOU ENVISION THE WEBSITE AT VIRGINIAWDOT.EDU AND YOU CAN CALL 8577312 AND GET HOLD OF ME. SO THOSE ARE PICTURES ACTUALLY THERE. YOU’RE NOT KIDDING! IT REALLY DID LOOK LIKE A KROGER THERE ON CAMPUS. AND THEN IT IS INCREDIBLE. KRAFT DONATED A FREEZER. WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF SUPPORT FOR THE STUDENTS. ANCHOR: SO THE ONLY FOOD DONATED US THROUGH THERE AND I COULDN’T JUST DONATE FOOD? OUR FACULTY AND STAFF STILL DO AND WE ASK YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THE ITEMS YOU MIGHT WANT TO TO BE PART OF WHAT’S PLANNED IN THE PROCESS. BUT YOU CAN DONATE THE SUPPORT FINANCIALLY AT ANY TIME. PERFECT! AND IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE THAT KNOWS OF A STUDENT THAT ATTENDS VIRGINIA WESTERN AND MAY NOT BE AWARE OF THE RESOURCE, HOW DO THEY COME APART TO BENEFIT? ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS WALK IN BY THE INFORMATION DESK AT THE STUDENT LIFE CENTER AND YOU’LL ENTER IN YOUR ID NUMBER AND THAT’S IT. WE HAVE ZERO HUNGER ZERO WASTE BAGS FOR YOU TO TAKE THE THINGS AND WATER BOTTLES AND REFILLABLE FOR YOU AT ANY TIME. I LOVE IT. AMANDA, WHAT A GREAT PROGRAM! THANK YOU FOR INFORMING US ABOUT THAT BECAUSE THIS IS CERTAINLY SOMETHING I HAD NOT HEARD OF. I’M GLAD TO BE ABLE TO. WE WANT TO SHOUT IT FROM THE

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