The Community Feed at Tidewater Community College is a mixed-use space providing healthy food options and a partner workspace for learning sessions related to root causes of food insecurity. A partnership between the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and Tidewater Community College, The Community Feed at TCC is a vibrant, inviting and engaging space located at MacArthur Center for TCC students to access healthy food and eventually build collaboration among students and connectivity to resources aimed at holistically addressing root causes of food insecurity: lack of access to higher education, employment, housing, healthcare and financial literacy.
The overall vision of The Community Feed at TCC incorporates bringing individuals together to connect with one another over great food and conversation; sharing resources such as recipe cards, books and wellness materials; providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables; and workshops and learning sessions led by strategic community partners.
The Community Feed at TCC is made possible through funding from
Available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning June 30, 2020
The Online Pickup Counter: As simple as any online ordering service, TCC students can place orders for meal kits online, schedule a time for pick-up and retrieve packaged food at the counter. Meal kits will include ingredients to prepare a meal for four at home. Three meal kit options will be available each week, and students may select two meal kits for pick-up. You must schedule your appointment and select your meals to complete the online ordering process.
Frequently Asked Questions
As of now, The Community Feed is available to TCC students with a valid student ID and SIS number. More information will be shared when services can be extended to additional members of the community.
TCC students will be asked to show a TCC SIS ID number and TCC email address to sign up for an appointment. Sign-ups will be available for four students every 15 minutes. Students will need to schedule an appointment and select meal kits for orders to be complete.
Yes, there will be at least one vegetarian meal available in the meal kit options each week.
Food is provided by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
The Community Feed at TCC is located on the second level of MacArthur Center, diagonally across from the Apple Store.
In order to maintain social distancing practices, we are limiting the number of individuals inside The Community Feed at TCC to staff, volunteers and students picking up food.
Student pick-up times are staggered to accommodate no more than four individuals every 15 minutes. Face masks will be required for staff and volunteers and recommended for students. Staff and volunteers will implement frequent hand washing and sanitization of commonly-touched surfaces.
Media inquiries for The Community Feed at TCC can be directed to Kelli Webb with The KBD Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 606-0281.
For more information about TCC and support services available for students, please call 757-822-1122 or email email@example.com.