SCTC Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive for Local Charities

Date Posted: November 19, 2020

Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) recently hosted a college-wide food drive to collect non-perishable items to be donated to the House of Care in Thomaston, First Baptist Church Food Bank in Griffin and the SCTC Food Pantry.

SCTC began collecting food items October 12 and concluded November 9 with approximately 15 teams of students, faculty, and staff competing to gather the most food in weight per group.  The winning team for the Griffin Campus and the Flint River Campus would each win a Hibachi lunch.

As the weeks went on, the competition gained popularity and more donations poured in.  On November 9, SCTC had gathered a total of 3,286.77 pounds of non-perishable food items with the students of Mobile 6B on the Griffin Campus and the Nursing class on the Flint River Campus winning the Hibachi lunch for collecting the greatest amount.

David Cordova, First Baptist Church Benevolence Volunteer Coordinator, said of the donation “On November 16, we gave groceries to assist eighty families in their Thanksgiving plans.   We will continue to share your contribution again for our Christmas food giveaway, and to add a food bonus to those participating in our Christmas toy ministry.  You’ve also made us able to assist others in need of holiday ministry assistance. Southern Crescent Technical College has been an integral partner over several years with your assistance to First Baptist Church’s holiday ministry programs.”

Cherryl Burks, SCTC Director of Student Support Services, explained “For 26 years our SkillsUSA club has hosted the annual food drive, but this year we were faced with the challenge of our students not being on campus to head up the program.  We were able to pull together as a College with students and staff, and continue the long lasting tradition to provide for our community.  We were able to help over 100 families in the communities we serve, that is why we love what we do.”

The SCTC Food Pantry, the Tiger Care Cabinet, is a year-long service provided to our students in need of food or personal hygiene necessities.  Donations are accepted by contacting