Truman Organizations Support Food Bank

Throughout the fall semester, several student organizations have been keeping their philanthropic efforts local by helping to collect food and funds for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Truman has contributed $7,270 in donations that will provide more than 209,050 pounds of food for Adair County. Recently named the Community Partner of the Year, The Food Bank would like to formally thank Truman students for their efforts during the fall semester. A special thank you to the student groups who planned fundraising events benefiting the cause.

Sponsoring organizations include: Alpha Kappa Lambda, the Center for Student Involvement, Greek Life, the SERVE Center, Lambda Chi Alpha, Nancy Moore’s nutrition class and the Student Athletes Advisory Council (SAAC).

Two fraternities’ efforts made a big contribution. Alpha Kappa Lambda hosted their annual Halloween Haunted House Oct. 29-Nov. 1 raising $2,326. In addition, Lambda Chi Alpha collected $1,758 from their annual Watermelon Fest.

The SERVE Center’s hosted its Big Week of Giving Oct. 26-Nov. 1, which consisted of six events taking place both on campus and in the community. Collectively, the Big Week of Giving acquired $1,600 and 1,392 pounds of food.

Nancy Moore’s nutrition class organized a “Change for Change” campaign that encompassed a series of five events, resulting in $1,000 and 198 pounds of food.

Sponsored by the Student Athletes Advisory Council (SAAC), a food/fund drive took place Oct. 3, which raised $358 and 153 pounds of food.

The Center for Student Involvement, Greek Life and the SERVE Center initiated a shaving cream pie fight Oct. 2 and generated $327 and 153 pounds of food.

Truman’s long-standing partnership with The Food Bank plays an important role in the community each year. The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is dedicated to disaster and hunger relief distributing millions of pounds of food annually.

Ian Rothbarth, AKL president (far right), and Stephen Powers, AKL treasurer (center), present the funds raised from their Haunted House event to Susan Dublin of The Food Bank.

Students Holly Plackemier (left) and Elizabeth Roe (right) present a check representing the proceeds of the SERVE Center’s Big Week of Giving to Susan Dublin.