RCTC Selected as Top 200 Finalist in State Farm Grant

Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 Finalist and needs your votes!

RCTC is in the running to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm® to support students’ basic needs. Starting Wednesday, April 27 at 12:00 am ET, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause. RCTC has until Friday, May 6 at 11:59 pm ET to rally votes and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. The top 100 vote-receiving causes will each be awarded a $25,000 grant.

RCTC will use the $25,000 in grant funds to support the on-campus food pantry, the Hive Supply. Currently enrolled RCTC students have access to the Hive Supply which is stocked with non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and other items such as toilet paper, laundry soap, pans, and utensils. Students can visit once a week and collect up to 10 items per visit at no cost.

RCTC has seen a rapid increase of student usage of the Hive Supply over the past year. Each month the College’s Hive Supply continues to set new records for the number of students served. RCTC has been able to reduce the burden of food insecurities for students and their families but needs help to continue. RCTC’s Campus Community is encouraged to vote for RCTC’s Hive Supply up to 10 times each day starting April 27 through May 6, 2022. https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2043816

“We are grateful to State Farm for the opportunity to participate in this community-based initiative. We are hopeful that our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners will rally to support the Hive Supply by voting,” stated RCTC Vice President of Student Affairs, Teresa Brown, Ph.D. “These funds would go a long way in meeting the needs of our students.”

For further information about RCTC’s Hive Supply, go to https://www.rctc.edu/services/student-affairs/basic-needs/hivesupply/ or contact the RCTC Foundation at 507-281-7770.