North Carolina Central University’s Men’s Achievement Center, Community Central, and Campus Recreation will host “Mac Day Out” on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, to distribute food to McDougald Terrace and surrounding communities. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until all food has been distributed. The event is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome.
The event, a Stop Hunger initiative, is held in partnership with Zaxby’s and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Attendees will enjoy music, swag from NCCU Student Affairs departments, and a fitness tent from Campus Recreation.
The Men’s Achievement Center provides its members with relevant professional and social experiences to promote civic engagement, leadership, mentorship, and academic success. As part of its signature program, the African-American Male Initiative, students are accepted into selective cohorts to participate in co-curricular programming to increase retention and graduation rates.
“We are looking forward to starting the academic year off by giving back to our neighboring communities,” said Roderick Heath, director of the Men’s Achievement Center. “We’re excited to have our newest cohort begin their college experience by serving those who may be less fortunate.”
Community Central is an initiative designed to enhance the relationship with North Carolina Central University’s neighbors in the surrounding communities.
"Through Community Central, we are excited to engage our neighbors and share all of the exciting programs, events and resources NCCU has to offer," says Toya Corbett, Ph.D., dean of students and assistant vice chancellor of Student Affairs.
NCCU students have the opportunity to earn community service hours with volunteering or participating. Please contact Roderick Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Media Note: Staff from the Men’s Achievement Center, Community Central, and Campus Recreation are available for interviews leading up to and during the event. To participate, RSVP to Chelsey Holts at email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, please call 919-530-7474.