Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Thursday, Oct. 22, Onondaga Community College will hold a “Food Truck Frenzy.” The college’s parking lot will be lined with food trucks for the students and broader community. OCC’s Director of Communications Roger Mirabito said food trucks provide the perfect opportunity to raise money.
“The OCC foundation came up with the idea of having food trucks up here before winter comes,” Mirabito said. “Hey, it’s something great to get out and do in the fresh air, a lot of different types of food.”
The Frenzy is one of many fundraisers the college is holding as a part of OCC’s “Lazer Response Fund,” which was created to help out enrolled students with severe financial hardships during the pandemic.
“So many of the students are in service industry jobs, and they were hardest hit when much of the economy went down,” Mirabito said. “We created the fund as a way for people to help students with emergency needs.”
Mirabito is thrilled with the results that these fundraisers have produced.
“Our fundraising goal was $100,000, and we are very close to achieving that,” Mirabito said.
Mirabito is hopeful that their goal was reached through Thursday’s “Food Truck Frenzy.”