A hunger awareness campaign and food drive to benefit Eastern Kentucky University students will continue through Friday, Nov. 20.
Fourteen donation boxes have been placed around campus and in the University’s Diversity Office, Jones 407, which organized the initiative. Also, EKU’s Danville Campus is participating.
During the final week, a truck will be parked in front of the Burnam House, home of EKU Military and Veterans Affairs, at 317 Lancaster Ave. adjacent to Irvine McDowell Park. The truck, with a tent over it marked EKU Food Drive, will serve as a convenient drop-off point for the community, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily Nov. 16-20.
The Diversity Office is partnering with Colonel’s Cupboard, President’s Office, Military and Veterans Affairs, Multicultural Student Affairs, Exercise and Sports Science’s Management Club, Campus Recreation, University Programs, College of Business and Technology, the Department of Psychology’s NAMI at EKU, Kappa Alpha Theta chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America, and the College of Justice & Safety.
Studies suggest that one in six EKU students have likely experienced “food insecurities” at some point in their lives, according to Will Keaton, assistant director of student life-community service. The Colonel’s Cupboard was launched last fall to help ensure that no students or their dependents ever go hungry