Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2021) – Rollins College, a private liberal arts college located in Orlando, and its food management partner Sodexo are raising money to support students who have experienced financial distress due to the pandemic. Rollins established the Student Emergency Fund as a resource for students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to temporary hardships. With 95% of students at Rollins receiving some type of financial aid the fund is necessary to help students with emergency expenses.
In fall 2020, Rollins gave $67,000 in student emergency aid, and its administration received over 200 Emergency Fund applicants related to COVID-19 financial burdens. The Fund awarded financial support to 178 students. In order to continue the Emergency Fund, Sodexo partnered with Rollins College President Cornwell’s wife Peg to mass produce her famous cookie recipe and sell them to donate the profits to the Fund. Download high-res images here.
“I am delighted to be a small part of this collaborative effort between Rollins Catering and the Rollins Student Emergency fund to provide resources for students’ emergency expenses,” says Peg Cornwell.
The project is ongoing and cookie sales will continue at the end of every month. They will be sold at retail locations around campus, including the C-store, Bush Cafe, Bookmark Café and Cornell Cafe. Cookies will also be shipped to Rollins alumni who want to contribute to the cause. All profits will continue to support the Student Emergency Fund.