Sheila McCants, district program manager in the Office of Equity, Diversity & Special Programs at Hillsborough Community College, was the featured speaker during Florida Southern College’s Day of Impact event.
Jan 20, 2020
Students, faculty, and other members of the Florida Southern College community attended a special Day of Impact event on Mon., Jan. 20, to honor the memory and reflect on the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The annual program and luncheon featured a talk by Sheila McCants, district program manager in the Office of Equity, Diversity & Special Programs at Hillsborough Community College, and included a student service project in conjunction with kidsPACK, Inc., a local nonprofit that works with area schools to provide nonperishable meals to hungry and homeless children.
More than 100 FSC students worked together to assemble and wrap 250 kidsPACK trays, each of which contained the equivalent of six weekend meals: two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners. Currently, the Lakeland-based organization feeds 1,622 food-insecure children weekly, according to kidsPACK Program Manager Amy Royal, who was on hand to coordinate the team initiative. The collaborative project was organized by FSC’s Student Government Association, the Multicultural Student Council, the Evett L. Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation, and the Center for Student Involvement.
The annual event and its accompanying service project were held in the George W. Jenkins Field House on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, a federal holiday to commemorate the accomplishments and continuing influence of the slain civil rights leader.
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