Tampa/Brandon Campus Feeds Children During Thanksgiving Break

Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus teamed up with Portamento of Hope for the third year to provide lunches for approximately 100 children during Thanksgiving Break. The children were chosen as the focus because the majority of them would not typically have a lunch during vacation since they depend on the free lunch that is served to them at school.

Faculty, staff and students donated money for two weeks in November, and two of the campus’ instructors, Ronni and Carla Points, were able to purchase all the food with the donations for just under $200.

Faculty, staff and students helped pack more than 200 lunches Nov. 21 during the campus’ Feed Our Families Event. Each lunch bag had two snacks, a sandwich and a juice box inside. The food provided each child with two lunches.

“It’s just so simple and easy,” said Lauren Ramirez, Tampa/Brandon medical assisting program coordinator. “It’s great knowing we’re feeding children lunch on their days off from school when they’re not expecting to be fed.”

The same day as the meals were packed, the food was picked up and brought to the Portamento of Hope facility, who then distributed the lunches to the children. Portamento of Hope is a nonprofit soup kitchen in Brandon.

Do you want to find out ways your campus is involved with volunteering in the community or donating to a good cause? Talk to your student advisor to find out, or suggest places for the campus to volunteer. 

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