Students to distribute semi-load of food

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC business students will host Distribution Day, the culmination of the sixth annual Food for Thought food drive, at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Aero Park Laboratories parking lot, on NMC's Aero Park campus, 2525 Aero Park Drive.

During the month-long food drive, the professional communications class collected a semi-truckload of food and hygiene products to benefit four local pantries serving students. At the distribution event, students will form a human chain to unload the truck and equally distribute the donations among the four pantries.

  • TLD Prayer Fyre
  • Step Up Northern Michigan
  • TBAISD Spirit Pantry
  • NMC’s Food Pantry

The NMC Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge” has been a semester-long experiential learning project that pairs NMC students and the Northwest Michigan Food Coalition. Following the food distribution, students will move to a new, second part of the giving-back project: Thanksgiving dinner distribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters families. NMC students sought complete traditional meal donations, led by donations of turkeys from Family Video. Meals will be distributed to 50 families at Traverse Heights Elementary School at 5 p.m.

The holidays are a time for gratitude, not only is the class grateful to be working on such an important project but we have all been overwhelmed by how gracious and giving our community really is.” said Kristy McDonald, NMC instructor.

Release date: November 13, 2018

For more information:

Blake Bandrowski
Marketing Director
(231) 633-8813

Kristy McDonald
NMC Instructor
(231) 995-1059



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