WWU students, employees collect food for Serve
|11/22/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
William Woods University students, faculty and staff last week donated enough food to Serve to make 570 meals for people in need.
In a competition between residence halls, WWU students collected more than 600 items, totaling about 420 pounds. The hall collecting the most was Lambert Hall, which is the Alpha Chi Omega chapter house.
Faculty and staff brought non-perishable food to their annual Thanksgiving luncheon Friday, resulting in another 440 pounds for Serve.
“We’re pleased to be able to do this each year for the less fortunate people in our community,” said Kathy Groves, director of human resources and benefit services. “With more people in need due to the poor economy, it is especially gratifying to share our bounty and help out during the holidays.”
The student food drive was sponsored by Residential Life, Panhellenic Council and the Social Work Club. The competition carried with it a chance to win a $50 gift card to Wal-Mart.
“I thought we did well,” Brooke Thibodaux, Panhellenic president, said. “I hope next year everyone gets even more excited and helps out families who may need our help.”
“I was blown away by the amount of support Serve received,” said Devin Bain, president of the Social Work Club. “I was so impressed by the amount of participation and look forward to having this continue in the future.”
William Woods University employees Shaun Speers (left) and Derik Martin load up some of the food donated to Serve by WWU faculty and staff at their annual Thanksgiving luncheon Friday.
Devin Bain (left), president of the Social Work Club, and Brooke Thibodaux, Panhellenic president, pack up the food donated by William Woods University students.