Free Meals And A Closed Library At MDC

Students at several Miami Dade College campuses will receive free lunch and dinner on Sept. 19 and 20 to assist them in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Warm meals will be served at the North and InterAmerican Campuses and the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center. Vegan options will be offered. Students do not have to RSVP to reserve a spot.

“Your…Campus continues to be here to help you at every step of your college journey,” North and InterAmerican Campus President Malou C. Harrison said in an email sent to students.

  • North Campus located at 11380 N.W. 27th Avenue will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the conference center located in building 3.
  • InterAmerican Campus, 627 S.W. 27th Ave., will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m on the first floor plaza in building 6.
  • The Meek Center, 6300 N.W. Seventh Ave., will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Room 1103.

Charging stations will also be available at North Campus in building 3 and in the courtyard at the Meek Center so students still without power can charge laptops, iPads, cell phones and other electronic devices.

In addition, both campuses will offer expanded food pantry hours this week. The North Campus food pantry located in Room 3115 will open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The InterAmerican Campus food pantry located in Room 1106 will open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hygiene items and non-perishable food will be accepted at those facilities. The North Campus Single Stop office located in Room 1119B and the Student Life office in Room 4208 are also accepting donations.

One service that will be slightly disrupted for North Campus students is use of the library in the 2000 building. It is currently closed so officials can assess moisture damage and water penetration caused by Hurricane Irma. Students who want to borrow books from other Miami Dade College campuses or Florida schools through sharing services can still do so at the Computer Courtyard located above the library in Room 2201. According to North Campus Director of Campus Services Fermin Vazquez, the library will be closed for at least two to three weeks.

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Katherine Wallace-Fernandez

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, 19, is an English major at Kendall Campus. Wallace-Fernandez, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a Editor-In-Chief and briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2017-2018 school year. She aspires to be a writer.

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