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Canterbury College distributed school supplies, snack foods and fresh produce to students during its communal dinner Wednesday.Canterbury College distributed school supplies, snack foods and fresh produce to students during its communal dinner Wednesday.

College kits up community for exam prep

You would think that with exams looming, fewer students would free up the time to attend Canterbury College’s communal Wednesday dinner, says Simar Anand, a third-year law student and head of college’s student council. Instead, the opposite is the case.

“The turnout increases, because it means one less thing to worry about,” he says. “Check one box off — you’ve had dinner and don’t have to get groceries.”

This week’s dinner was extra-special, as the college provided an “exam survival bag” students could fill with their choices of convenience foods and study supplies.

“There were pencils, notepads, highlighters, and munchies,” Anand says. “Plus massive boxes of produce.”

Kingsville grower Sunset-Mastronardi Produce donated a variety of foodstuffs, from which Anand loaded up with tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.

“It’s great that the college recognizes students are very busy with the final stretch of the semester,” he says. “These gestures go a long way to helping students not worry about this small stuff.”