Nolan Elmore, Janice Walker, Nancy Sundahl, Rhonda Knudson, Coleen Cape (Foundation Director), Sally O'Connor, Sharon Mauler, Mary Lou Stewart, Patrick Busch and Judy Fox present a check for $200.00 for the Food Bank and will donate an additional check for $200.00 in January.
The Food Bank at BCC was started 11/2017 by Patrick Bush and Nolan Elmore. They realized their was a need for "food insecure" students to have access to groceries on weekends and holidays, since the cafeteria is closed at these times. Many of the foreign students and those who live a great distance from BCC have no access to meals or groceries in town. The pantry is now thriving due to a partnership with the Kansas Food Bank (1 of 3 schools to utilize this program) and through private donations. This year a community garden was started by Kelsey Hall, a Food Service employee to supplement the pantry with fresh produce. When students are hungry they don't function as well physically and academically. Pilot Club promotes education, research and brain injury prevention. Providing adequate food to students promotes strong bones and increased learning opportunities. If you are interested in more information or want to donate, contact Director of Central Kansas Upward Bound. Patrick Busch at BCC at 620-786-1182 or firstname.lastname@example.org