The BOC Lends a Healthy Helping Hand
The BOC has been actively supporting the Food Bank for
the Heartland this past year. About 21,900 different people
in the Food Bank for the Heartland’s service area receive
emergency food assistance in any given week.
Last winter, BOC staff had a volunteer day and packed over
5 tons of boxes of non-perishable food and also organized
the Food Bank’s distribution center so that families would
have food for the holidays.
Throughout the summer months, staff and their families took
“ownership” of one of the Food Bank for the Heartland’s
produce stands. The produce stand was available every
Wednesday from June to August from 5:00-6:00pm. Various
produce such as watermelons, carrots and green peppers
were donated by farmers, local
gardens and grocery stores
for BOC staff to organize, bag
Individuals and families in the
community were able to select
fruits and vegetables to make healthy meals and snacks.
Volunteers enjoyed putting smiles on the faces of adults and
children who were grateful for the free produce, which was
provided regardless of income. It was such a success that
the BOC will be supporting this effort again next summer.
To learn more about Food Bank for the Heartland, visit
BOC Website Updates
• The BOC exam deadlines for 2013 are available on the
• We thank those of you who provided feedback on our
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ATs, candidates, BOC Approved Providers, Program
Educators and the BOC board and committees as well as
the public. Be on the lookout for a refreshed BOC website
launching in mid-January 2013.
• As the BOC has been updating its look, BOC Central™
also has an updated logo and selection column with
improved organization for you to have a better online
experience. Log in to BOC Central™ to manage your
personal information, request verification of your
certification, and much more!
• Please visit the BOC website at www.bocatc.org.
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