Stop & Shop made a $5,000 donation to the Tunxis Community College Food Pantry, which reopened last week.
This will assist the TCC Food Pantry in providing nutritious options and basic necessities to students in need.
“Many in our communities have been forced to face the challenges associated with hunger as a result of covid-19,” said Maura O’Brien, Stop & Shop manager of community relations. “Students face a unique set of difficulties and lessening the burden of food insecurity that many students face every day will help them to focus on their education and their future. Stop & Shop is proud to assist in supporting TCC’s campus food pantry, helping to ensure students have access to food to help them succeed in their studies and life outside of the classroom.”
Stop & Shop will also be providing students with nutrition education and other resources through its Nutrition Partners program, delivered virtually or over the phone by Stop & Shop’s team of registered dietitians. Those interested in finding out more about eating healthy on a budget, losing weight and keeping it off, planning meals even picky eaters will love and managing diseases through healthy eating can make an appointment at no cost.
“We are grateful for Stop & Shop’s generous donation and support for the pantry,” said Chuck Cleary, dean of student affairs. “This food assistance has an important impact in helping many of our students to increase their concentration, focus on their studies and ultimately be more successful.”
Tunxis Community College’s campus in Farmington held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday for the pantry’s reopening at its new location on campus.