More than 100 Lakeshore Technical College students safely picked up and stocked their cabinets recently with thousands of food, personal grooming, and home care items donated by college staff, its student Dental Assistant and Welding clubs, the Sheboygan County Food Bank, and Lakeside Foods. Over three days, LTC staff distributed 106 bags of nonperishable food, 55 bags of personal and home care items, 100 gallons of milk, and 100 boxes of fresh produce. “These items help meet the needs of our students so they can focus on their coursework and put their minds at ease when it comes to providing for themselves and their families,” said LTC Director of Student Services Foua Hang. “We've heard from our students that while some have been deemed essential workers and are picking up additional hours at work, others have had their hours cut, or lost their jobs completely. Whatever the situation, we know that a little goes a long way during this pandemic.” Food insecurity exists among LTC students even during a good economy, according to Hang. The average age of an LTC student is 25, and many attend school while working full- or part-time and raising their families. Students normally have access on campus to free food and personal care items, as well as career clothing, through the college’s StudentSHARE program. With student access to campus limited during the pandemic, Hang knew the need for items was still there though a new distribution method needed to be coordinated. This distribution was the second offered by Lakeshore Technical College since the pandemic struck. Students are advised to check their email during the summer for potential summer distribution dates.
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