BEATRICE – Southeast Community College students and staff have generated around 2,000 items donated to the campus’s food pantry.

Betsy Anderson, academic advisor at the Beatrice Campus….said October was national Hunger Awareness Month, so a food drive was conducted in order to stock the campus food pantry.  Anderson says 1,747 food items and 211 non-food items were donated.

Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses all have food pantries for students who are in need. This time, the Beatrice Campus combined its food drive with a food structure contest.  Winners of the contest were based on creativity.

First place honors went to the Agriculture program, with second awarded to the Practical Nursing students…and third place to college administration.

Anderson said she hopes it becomes an annual event on the Beatrice Campus.