For Immediate Release
Contact: Nicolle Holcomb, Director of Communication and Marketing
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101
Clovis Community College’s Campus Cabinet To Hold Grand Opening
Clovis Community College’s Campus Cabinet, an on-campus food pantry initiative, is set to have a Grand Opening and Open House on Thursday, April 27 as part of CCC’s Community College Month events.
The Campus Cabinet was formed by faculty and staff of the College who recognized issues of food insecurity for CCC students and community members.
Committee members worked on grant opportunities to fund the startup of the Campus Cabinet and were successful in obtaining $27,000 from the New Mexico Higher Education Department’s Student Food Security Grant. The Campus Cabinet was also awarded a Cold Storage Grant which allowed for the purchase of an industrial freezer. In addition to grant funding, the Campus Cabinet has benefited from food drives on campus and donations from community members.
The Campus Cabinet works closely with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, which has provided produce, eggs, and snacks for distribution to CCC students and staff members. The Campus Cabinet also works with local grocery stores to purchase food items for distribution.
So far, the Campus Cabinet has distributed about 5,000 pounds of food to students. In the coming months, the Campus Cabinet will be providing produce through the CCC Hope Garden, which is located on CCC’s campus and has several raised garden beds for growing vegetables.
The public is invited to the Grand Opening of the Campus Cabinet on Thursday, April 27. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be on site at 10 a.m. for a ribbon cutting. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Campus Cabinet will have Open House hours for community members to see the space and get more information about the food pantry. The Campus Cabinet is located to the left of the main entrance of the Dr. W.D. Dabbs Library.
Clovis Community College (CCC) provides high-quality education and training that improves the lives of all students and ignites economic vitality in the Eastern New Mexico Region. CCC offers over 66 associate degree and certificate programs, community development, and customized business training and adult education in face-to-face or online formats. Whether the courses are on campus or online, they are taught by dedicated and qualified faculty.