Ending hunger in our communities: The community college role

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In addition to educating students, community colleges forge deep and meaningful connections with our community. After all, it's a central part of our mission. At Montgomery College, "we empower our students to change their lives, and we enrich the lives of our community." As of this month, that includes a pledge to help fight hunger in our community.

Montgomery College joined with local Montgomery County and nonprofit leaders, private sector partners, and advocates in support of a project that will enrich both our students and community -- by supporting the creation of a countywide food recovery program.

What is food recovery? It is collecting unused, edible food and distributing it to nonprofit providers who serve those in need in our community. As one advocate noted, "we don't have a food shortage problem, we have a food distribution problem."

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