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RCC donates to RCMS backpack program

RCC donates to RCMS backpack program photo

Thanks to faculty, staff and students across the Rockingham Community College campus, fewer children at Rockingham County Middle School will go hungry.
Valentine-themed boxes set out in RCC’s buildings rapidly filled up with donations for the middle school’s backpack program.
“On Fridays, Rockingham County Middle School sends some kids home with food because they might not have food on weekends,” said John Key, of the Faculty Senate.
On Friday, Feb. 15, Gabrielle Rumley-Smith, Charlotte Meeks, Becky Hurley, Sandee Key, Mandy Comes, John Key, Geraldine Vasquez and more loaded the food into the RCC bus and drove two miles to deliver everything to the middle school.
“We get the donations and I sort through them and pack them up each week,” said Wendy Moore, RCMS guidance secretary. “We send home 40-ish bags a week. It’s a great program.”
Moore’s eyes lit up as she watched food fill up a storage room beside her office.
“We may be good until the end of the year with all this,” she said. “I won’t have to run back to Walmart.”

February 20, 2019