February 2014, Volume 18, Number 1


A Helping Hand

Food cans
MDC’s North Campus recently partnered with Single Stop USA to open a food pantry.

To provide well-rounded support to students and their immediate families, MDC’s North Campus recently partnered with Single Stop USA to open a food pantry that distributes nonperishable food free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Our goal is to build a service that will continue to help and support our students, empowering them so they can ultimately achieve their educational and career goals,” said North Campus President Malou C. Harrison.

The food pantry is part of Single Stop’s “One Stop Shop” program designed for students to tap into as many unclaimed government resources as possible so that they can successfully complete their degrees. By partnering with Miami Dade College, Single Stop seeks to harness two of the country’s most effective anti-poverty tools: access to America’s safety net and a post-secondary education.

Single Stop USA first partnered with MDC in 2010 and now has sites at North, Kendall and Wolfson campuses. Since that time, it has served more than 12,500 students and leveraged more than $16.5 million of benefits in services.

Members of the MDC community are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items, which can be dropped off at the North Campus’ Student Life Department.

— Staff Report

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