Farm Share, State Rep. Henry and B-CU Collaborate
Campus and community came together to address food insecurity in Midtown, one of the City of Daytona Beach's most impoverished areas, at a food distribution on June 2. Food deserts are being created as full-service grocery stores move out of lower-income neighborhoods. Spearheaded by alumnus, District 26 State Representative Patrick Henry and Farm Share, more than 12,000 pounds of food was shared with 292 families at the B-CU Michael & Libby Johnson Center for Civic Engagement.
"B-CU was chosen because of its central location and high visibility in the community. At least 280 verified families attended and it was an honor to assist them," said Henry.
The event was coordinated by the University's Offices of Chaplaincy, Public Affairs, and Student Life. The Michael & Libby Johnson Center for Civic Engagement at Bethune is the physical hub for the University’s community-focused programs, which are a continuation of the rich legacy entrusted to the institution by its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.
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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.