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VGCC Students provide Thanksgiving meals to area families

Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College recently continued their tradition of giving back to their communities with the annual Criminal Justice Club Thanksgiving food drive for families in need. Throughout November, club members received non-perishable food items from donation sites not only on VGCC’s Main Campus but also on the Franklin County and Warren County campuses. Young students at the Child Care Center on the college’s main campus also enthusiastically brought items from home. For the past several years, the food drive has continued to grow. Thanks to an outpouring of support from VGCC students, faculty and staff and community members, this year’s drive exceeded expectations and provided food for 25 families in the college’s service area. The donations weighed in at 2,246 pounds of food. Leftover items will be donated to local charities, including LifeLine Outreach, Loaves and Fishes and Area Christians Together in Service (ACTS).


Pictured above: VGCC Criminal Justice students (from left) Ann Saccoccio of Oxford, Angela Keighley of Oxford and Brooke Blevins of Wake Forest pack up the donations in preparation for distribution to needy families. Saccoccio is president of the Criminal Justice Club and Blevins is the vice president.


For more information on the VGCC Criminal Justice program , call Andrea Ferguson at (252) 738-3441.