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Sept. 14

Sept. 14, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
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darayment@mccneb.edu
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MCC, Kids Against Hunger to deliver more than 250,000 meals to refugees

 
OMAHA, Neb. — A partnership between Metropolitan Community College and Kids Against Hunger will help deliver more than 250,000 meals to refugees in the Middle East. MCC’s CDL-A Truck Driving program will assist in transporting the meals to Offutt Air Force Base on Sept. 24. The meals will then be flown to Iraq before being distributed to those displaced by the conflict in the region.
 
“It is an honor to be involved in something so big and meaningful,” said Darryl Partner, CDL-A Truck Driving instructor at MCC. “To be directly involved in delivering meals to those in need displays the power transportation and logistics plays in our world.”
 
“The relationship Kids Against Hunger has had with MCC over the years has been invaluable and literally brought hope to thousands of children around the world,” says Kids Against Hunger CEO, Nick Yaksich.
 
The meals will be delivered to Offutt Air Force Base by an MCC CDL-A Truck Driving program tractor trailer after picking up the cargo at the Kids Against Hunger warehouse, 13702 B. Street. This is not the first time MCC and Kids Against Hunger have collaborated to fight hunger. The partnership has helped feed the hungry in other areas such as Haiti, Africa, Nepal and locally in the Omaha area. 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.