West Virginia University’s food bank, The Rack, will host a campus-wide food drive in conjunction with the 2014 Governor’s Day to Serve. The event, which started earlier this month, will continue through Sept. 29.

“Our objective as always is to address hunger insecurities on campus and in the local community,” said Jacqueline Dooley, program director in the Office of Student Activities.

Dooley encourages the entire WVU and Morgantown community to participate in the food drive, including staff and faculty, student organizations, Greeks and community members, by donating non-perishable food items to The Rack.

She suggests the following items be donated: evaporated milk, instant breakfast drinks, canned meats, beans and nuts, microwaveable ready-to-eat meals, grains such as bread and muffin mix, cereal, rice and breakfast foods, condiments, healthy snack items, dried or canned fruit and non-food items such as personal hygiene and household goods.

Items can be dropped off at the Gaskins House on Wednesday (Sept. 24) and Sept. 29 from 1-3 p.m. Monetary donations will be accepted during the drive. Checks should be made out to WVU Foundation, Re: WVU food Pantry for Students.

Governors Day to Serve, in its third year, is a mission sponsored by the governments of West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. It encourages community members to make an intentional and united effort to be of service to their communities and helping those in need.

The Rack is a non-profit organization that provides WVU students with perishable and non-perishable food items. The WVU food pantry operates at two main locations, the Mountainlair and the Gaskins House.



CONTACT: Jacqueline Dooley, Office of Student Activities
304.293.4397, Jacqueline.Dooley@mail.wvu.edu

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