CCC to host Pie in the Face Event to Fill the CCC Cupboard



Clinton Community College students, faculty and staff are willing to take a pie in the face to fill the CCC Cupboard on Monday, November 7 at 12:30 p.m. The pie throwing will take place in the CCC Auditorium, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton, IA.

During the spring semester, Instructor Derek Campbell, Advisor Mat Endress, and Associate Director of Business Services Justin Sampson all endured the sweet treat as a result of the recent CCC challenge to fill the pantry. A new challenge has been made with ten CCC employees and students prepared to take a pie, including instructors Steve Barleen, Derek Campbell, Roxy Schmidt, Shirley Turnis, and Ryan Welch, Business Office Director Justin Sampson, Advisor Jennifer Austin, Katrina Larson from Student Services, and students Michael Asaddi and Alec Gray.

The CCC Cupboard is a students-helping-students program designed to combat food insecurity, poverty, and trouble making ends meet. Started in 2018, the Cupboard provides CCC students with food, diapers, hygiene products, and other essentials on an as-needed basis. Donations directly benefit students attending the college.

Dean of Students Dr. Michelle Allmendinger stated, “The cupboard is such a wonderful resource for our students, and this was just a really fun way to draw attention to it. As always, I love seeing our students, faculty, and staff step up and help when there is a need.”

To donate to the CCC Cupboard, items such as food, cleaning products, personal hygiene items, diapers, and baby food can be delivered to the Information Desk at Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton, IA. For more information, call CCC at 563-244-7001.