Human Services Club Combats Hunger
The Human Services Club at Edgecombe Community College recently reached out to the community to combat hunger.
In November, club members collected and delivered more than eight large bins of food to the United Community Ministries Shelter in Rocky Mount. After delivering the food, club members volunteered at the shelter by serving food to the homeless, preparing food boxes for families, and stocking the food pantry.
“These students exemplify the essence of a human services professional,” says Reneé Pearson, ECC Human Services Technology program chair and Human Services Club advisor. “They eagerly provided community support to some of the most vulnerable citizens of Edgecombe County.”
According to the hunger-relief organization Feeding America, Edgecombe County has the highest rate of food insecurity among North Carolina counties at 26 percent.
The Human Services Technology curriculum at ECC prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies that provide social, community, and educational services. ECC offers a two-year degree in the field as well as a two-semester certificate in substance abuse.