James Sprunt Community College hosting 'single stop' giveaway for students/staff

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DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - James Sprunt Community College is showing support for its students and staff Monday with a 'Single Stop' food giveaway and community resources fair.

The college is partnering with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC to give away 10-12 pallets of food to students and staff during a resource fair where a number of local programs will be set up to meet with students and staff who may benefit from them.

Agencies that will be available to students include:
-Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
-Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries
-Eastpointe Behavioral Health
-Duplin County Health Department
-Division of Public Health Oral Health Division
-Vidant Duplin Hospital
-The Spartan's Table
-VITA
-WIOA
-TRiO Student Support Services

According to James Sprunt Community College, much of Duplin County is known as a food desert where many people have limited access to affordable and nutritious foods. In a press release, the college says that the poverty rate in Duplin county is 27.7% and that 16.1% of all Duplin County residents experience food insecurity.

Students and staff can find more information at the James Sprunt Community College website.

*Please note, this event is for students and staff and is not open to the public.