Students Pack Holiday Food Baskets for Needy Families in Prince George’s County

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Dozens of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) students and staff will pack 500 food baskets on December 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Bunker Hill Fire/EMS Station #855 at 3716 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD. PGCC’s outreach efforts assist the Prince George's County Public Safety Assistance Program, Inc. with sorting boxes of non-perishables, fruit, vegetables and bread for the baskets. Volunteers’ outreach efforts will provide food for Prince George’s County households with multiple residents during the holiday season. 

Students joining the service initiative include members of the college’s Pathways Student Leadership Program and the Softball Team. Prince George’s Community College will arrange transportation for students joining the service initiative.  

Currently in its 28th year, the Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program, Inc., benefits needy families in Prince George’s County and comprises representatives from the Prince George’s County Public Safety Agencies, the Office of the County Executive and the Office of Homeland Security. The Public Safety Assistance Program will distribute Christmas food baskets to nearly 3,000 families in need of support. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m. 

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