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Mrs. Patty Tymon at Phil Station

Phil Station Food Pantry

A Campus that Cares

Location: MEC room 106
Hours: M-Th: 8am-8pm; Friday and Saturday: 8am-5pm

The Phil Station opened in January 2020 in response to the increasing prevalence of food insecurity among college students.  VHCC is a campus that cares about its students and we want to provide students with resources that will support their educational journey and remove obstacles to degree completion. 

Since its opening, the Phil Station has provided grocery and personal hygiene items to almost 200 students, with over 750 in-person visits between January 5 and March 13, 2020.  We are proud to offer a variety of grocery items, along with personal hygiene and infant care items.  VHCC is proud to be able to care for its students in such a meaningful way.

Phil Ferguson

Phil Ferguson, March 2, 1983 - January 15, 2018, filled his 34 years with service to others and with creative output far beyond his years. At this young age, he managed to have achieved legendary status among the many he served in the mountains and valleys of Southwest Virginia, the land he loved. He was a beloved, iconic professor, a devoted husband, son, brother, and friend, and his service to others was inexhaustible. His quirky sense of humor and brilliant, humble mind served VHCC incalculably, but the Arts Array, the HOWL literary journal, the Wolf Grounds Coffee Shop, Creative Writing Day, and the VHCC’s Got Talent! show skim the surface of his contributions. His fingerprints are all over our campus and community; Phil was among the best friends VHCC will ever have, and his memory lives on in this food bank. Not only would Phil approve of this effort to provide food for our VHCC community, but he would have been building and stocking shelves. Let’s do that for him and our students.

~Patricia Tymon, Professor of English, VHCC

Phil Station Assistance Request

The Phil Station offers free food, groceries and essential items to actively enrolled VHCC students experiencing food insecurity. Due to COVID-19, we are limiting in-person interactions. Until the campus is fully open for operation, the Phil Station will be supplying gift cards. Please fill out this form to request assistance.


By submitting this form, I acknowledge that gift cards issued by the Phil Station at Virginia Highlands Community College are intended to be used only for food, toiletries and other grocery essentials. I will not to use these cards in any way that is inconsistent with the purposes and policies stated in this agreement.

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