ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Belmont Technical College recently held a food drive at their Main Campus location in St. Clairsville. The project was a collaborative effort between the College’s Child Development program students, the Cindy L. Jones Child Care Center, and the Belmont Student Government Association (SGA). The food drive was held November 1 through December 1.

The purpose of the event was to collect non-perishable food items, as well as blankets, hats and scarves in order assist the Belmont County Salvation Army, The House of the Carpenter, and the Catholic Neighborhood Center with their holiday giving needs.

“The students and employees at Belmont came together and collected a tremendous amount of food that will support a fantastic cause,” said Elaine McLeskey, Professor of Child Development, who helped organize the event. “This food drive was a wonderful way to support the local community, especially with so many people having a hard time making ends meet this holiday season.”

Founded in 1971, Belmont Technical College is one of 23 community colleges in the University System of Ohio. The College offers 30 associate degrees and 11 certificate programs to serve the multiple needs of area citizens. Belmont offers a comprehensive array of credit and non-credit programming at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville. The College also has locations in Cadiz and Woodsfield, Ohio. Belmont serves more than 2,000 students throughout Monroe, Harrison, and Belmont Counties and beyond.