On a typical day, the PTK Honor Society at QCC office is bustling with students. The door is always open to current, former and prospective members; there is always someone there to hear you out and guide you in the right direction. But as the pandemic hit, the advisors and officers of Phi Theta Kappa had to re-think all the ways students are supported in our local chapter and they didn’t miss a beat. Before you knew it there were a series of remote engagement activities and new ways to connect with students in order to provide a sense of normalcy, involvement, leadership, scholarship support, and fellowship- everything our chapter and QCC strives for on a daily basis, pandemic or not.
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Quinsigamond Community College is always finding ways to help local organizations or populations in need. They raised thousands at the fall cookout while working tirelessly to start a campus food pantry from scratch. As we start to feel the effects of the
[Pictured Above: PTK student Ashley Forhan, food pantry manager]
The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” Other terms for food insecurity are “struggling to avoid hunger,” “hungry, or at risk of hunger,” and “hungry, or faced by the threat of hunger.”
According to an April 2018 survey*, 42% of community college students had experienced food