In an effort to help stop student hunger at North Shore Community College (NSCC), the Nahant Woman’s Club will be holding a fundraiser at the Tides Restaurant, 2 Wilson Road in Nahant, Thursday, April 20, 6-9 PM. The Tides will donate 10% of all sales that evening.
Funds raised will benefit NSCC’s Stop Hunger on Campus (SHOC) Fund, which provides meal vouchers to students who are experiencing food insecurity to get a meal on campus. This resource is confidential for students, with NSCC staff available to assist students with identifying additional resources as needed.
Student hunger and homelessness are on the rise at college campuses across the country. At North Shore Community College, a recent survey revealed that one in three students experiences food insecurity, and one in five students has experienced homelessness, exceeding national averages. They are pursuing college degrees, yet may not know where their next meal will come from or where they will sleep at night.
The Nahant Woman’s Club includes members from Nahant and surrounding North Shore towns including Swampscott, Marblehead, Lynn, Revere and Winthrop. Club publicity chair Mia Corinha explains: “In 1895, the Club’s founders described the club as a way to “promote social betterment”. In the 21st century, beyond being a forum for social interaction and learning, the Club works to raise money for causes that primarily help women and young people as part of our mission. We are pleased to partner with NSCC on this compelling project.”
NSCC is committed to helping students overcome obstacles so they may succeed in the classroom and in the community. For more information about SHOC Fund and other programs to support students, contact 978-739-5527.