An Oasis in a Food Desert
AACC 21st Century Center
Food insecurity is a growing concern on college campuses across the country. In North Carolina's Duplin County, which was hit by Hurricane Florence in September 2018, the struggle is particularly acute.
To help students at James Sprunt Community College (JSCC), the school distributes food supplies through its Spartan's Table food pantry. The college's grant-funded Single Stop office works in partnership with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina on the food distribution.
More than providing fresh food and supplies, Single Stop connects students with benefits such as Medicaid, SNAP, housing, childcare, and tax preparation assistance. The office also has established free transportation for students throughout the county.