Montgomery County Community College is helping the local community during the coronavirus pandemic by donating much-needed health care supplies and food.
MCCC presented Montgomery County Department of Public Safety with a truckload of personal protective equipment to be used and distributed during the COVID-19 crisis. Among other items, the equipment included face masks, gloves, isolation gowns, thermometers, face shields, goggles, and hand sanitizer.
The school also donated close to 200 pounds of fresh produce, dairy products, and eggs, as well as more than 40 pounds of frozen bread and pastries to Manna on Main Street in Lansdale.
The health care supplies had been acquired for MCCC’s Health Science programs, while the food items were stocked for its Culinary Arts classes.
However, once Governor Tom Wolf directed all educational institutions to shut their doors, MCCC closed its physical campus and switched classes online for the duration of the semester. As a result, students will not be using these supplies.
So recognizing the immediate need for the health care equipment – most of all face masks – and the growing demand for food as more residents face unemployment, MCCC decided to donate these items and help the local community in these dire times.