The Rotary Club of Poplarville recently visited the Carol Williams Station to present their donation of $700 to the PRCC Market.
The Station merges two branches of assistance for current PRCC Wildcats. The Market is a food pantry for students, faculty and staff experiencing food insecurity. The Wildcat Career Closet is a free student clothing closet with professional clothing they can use for interviews and presentations.
When it opened its doors in August 2018, The Market assisted approximately 50 individuals each month. The Market grew to serving as many as 300 students, faculty and staff over the last couple of years.
Rotary International is an organization of service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world with over 1.2 million members globally. The Rotary Club of Poplarville has hosted their meetings in Crosby Hall on the Campus of Pearl River Community College since its founding in February 1926. Meetings are on Wednesdays at noon in the Special Events Room in the Olivia Bender Cafeteria.
This is the second $700 donation made by The Rotary Club of Poplarville to support this outreach. The first donation was in October 2020.
Rotarian Carolyn Tedford said, “The PRCC Market exists to overcome food insecurities by serving both students and employees of Pearl River Community College. Rotary is honored to partner with this organization to improve our campus community.”
Cash donations are the preferred method of supporting The Market. This way volunteers can purchase what is most needed. All donations, including non-perishable food items and clothing, are coordinated through Lisa Mapp at email@example.com or 601-403-1419.
“Food insecurity is a huge problem in today’s society,” said Mapp. “Students who are hungry find it very difficult to focus on coursework. Our goal is to make sure that no one at PRCC goes hungry, whether it be student, staff or faculty.
“The success of The Market relies solely on the generous donations that we receive from individuals and civic organizations.”
Current PRCC students, faculty and staff can complete the Market Request form (prcc.edu/river-life/market) for assistance. Everything is scheduled by appointment only.
Rotary Club of Poplarville members make presentation of $700 to The Market.
Left to Right: Steve Reid, Karla Lee, Carolyn Tedford, Jennifer Seal, Linda Hawkins, Carol Williams, Dalton Spiers, Lisa Mapp, Kathleen Martin