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70 holiday meals given to students of Southwest Virginia Community College

Christmas Dash n Dine

CEDAR BLUFF, VA — Following the success of the “Thanksgiving Dine n Dash”, Southwest Virginia Community College and Athem HealthKeepers Plus collaborated to provide meals to students of the college for the Christmas holiday.
Southwest typically combines Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday celebrations into one large on-campus feast for students and employees, however, state limitations on large gatherings due to COVID-19 prevented that from taking place.
Donations of time, money, and food came together to provide 70 ready-to-make meals. Kits were built to feed a family of four for dinner and contained a ham, mashed potatoes, mac-and-cheese, rolls, corn, green beans, and brownies. Students scheduled times to stop by the college and pick up their meals before the holiday break.
Southwest Virginia Community College would like to thank everyone who came together to make this happen for our students, especially Athem HealthKeepers Plus for their generous donations.

About Southwest Virginia Community College: Since 1966, Virginia’s Community Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve approximately 241,000 students each year. For more information, please visit

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