College provides student resources

Meredith Howard, Co-Editor

Lincoln Land Community College offers a number of helpful social services to its students. Among those less known about is the Food Pantry. Located in Room 0008 within the Student Life Offices in lower level Menard Hall, this pantry has 3 goals: (source LLCC website)


  1. Provide food resources to students experiencing food insecurity
  2. Provide community resources and referrals that can further assist Students’ needs
  3. Provide  personal care and hygiene items as supplies are available


The LLCC Food pantry is open four days per week, and its hours are as follows:


Monday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday: 1-5 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


The pantry is always accepting donations and relies on them to serve as many students as possible, a list of suggested donation items (both food and hygiene items) is available on Lincoln Land’s website.


Another of Lincoln Land’s social services is the Lactation Room. In an effort to provide privacy for nursing mothers, Lincoln Land offers a locked room available for use by contacting the Student Life Office at 217-786-2241. In 2015, the College received the “Breastfeeding is smart business” award from the West Central Illinois Breastfeeding task force to honor the decision to include this room on campus.


TRIO Student Support Services provides resources to assist first generation college students who meet certain requirements in their academic careers. TRIO offers academic advising, career counseling, cultural activities, financial aid application assistance, financial literacy workshops, transfer assistance, and tutoring.

In order to qualify for TRIO’s services, students must meet one or more of the following



US citizen or permanent resident


First in family to complete a college degree


Qualify for federal financial aid


Documented disability


Plan to transfer to a four-year college or university


For more information on the TRIO program and application process, please call 217-786-4986.