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Norwalk Community College Hosting Ribbon Cutting For Campus Food Pantry

Norwalk Community College will officially open its campus food pantry on Monday, Feb. 2.
Norwalk Community College will officially open its campus food pantry on Monday, Feb. 2. Photo Credit: File Photo.

update: Norwalk Community College is closed Monday due to the snowstorm.

All day and evening classes and campus activities have been canceled. Senior registration has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Community College will officially open its campus food pantry on Monday, Feb. 2, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. on the West Campus in the Academic Center Atrium.

NCC students with valid college IDs will be eligible for food, household, and personal care items at the pantry.

The food pantry was created to help students with financial difficulties to provide “short-term dependence in order to encourage long-term independence through education,” said organizer Rachel DiPietro in a press release.

The price of a low-cost meal in Fairfield County is $3.17, somewhat higher than the national average of $2.52, according to DiPietro.

Counseling and computer access will be available to help students apply for benefits they need to better afford housing, food, and educational expenses.

Community members may donate non-perishable items to stock the pantry by visiting the donation bins available in the atriums on both the East and West campuses.

For more information, call Rachael DiPietro at 203-857-7366 or email her.

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