Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Miles for Meals winning team logged 1,136 miles. They are (l. to r.) DSLCC staff and faculty members Nancy Mathias, Tina Dressler and Lee Anne Bowling-Angle.

Over a nine-week period this fall, teams competed in a project to promote fitness and – at the same time – to benefit Dabney S. Lancaster’s food pantry that serves students in need.

In the process, 11 three-person teams in the “Miles for Meals” campaign logged more than 6,300 miles and generated loads of non-perishable groceries for DSLCC’s Roadrunner Cubby Closet.

The winning team, which included DSLCC staff and faculty members Nancy Mathias, Tina Dressler and Lee Anne Bowling-Angle, made the impressive commitment to walk 1,000 miles during the competition. They followed through on their goal, and then some, logging more than 1,136 miles.

Volunteers stock the shelves with donated food at DSLCC’s Roadrunner Cubby Closet.

To log their miles for each week, teams donated non-perishable food items. Participating employees donated more than 100 bags of groceries. The local Kroger Store in Clifton Forge also donated 50 “Feed the Hungry” boxes.

“The Roadrunner Cubby Closet has been widely utilized over the last year,” said DSLCC President John Rainone. “Across the U.S., many college students just don’t have enough to eat. Such is the case in our local community, and we are fully aware that supporting our students is more of a holistic effort.”

To see DSLCC’s news release about Miles for Meals, click here.

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Jim Babb

Jim Babb works for Virginia's Community Colleges in the Office of Strategic Communications.

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