CONTACT: Lindsey Byars
Concord University FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Office of Advancement January 17, 2023
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
After 4 p.m.
CU GROUPS PARTNER WITH ARAMARK TO SWIPE OUT HUNGER
ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Basic Needs Committee, in partnership with Aramark, is holding a Swipe Out Student Hunger event January 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Organizers are asking students with meal plans to donate a meal swipe or two to their fellow students in need. A table will be set up outside the cafeteria on the second floor of the Student Center, staffed with student volunteers from Bonner and housing residential advisors to accept swipe donations.
“Approximately 31% of our students at Concord face food insecurity,” says Dr. Sarah Beasley, VP of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. “This event is one way the campus community can support fellow Mountain Lions in need.”
Concord University also has a food pantry on campus for students. In addition to non-perishable food items, toiletries and health and hygiene items are also collected. Donations can be made in the Office of Veteran Services (Rahall 2nd floor atrium), in the Student Center across from the Welcome Center, and on the third floor of Marsh Hall.
Monetary donations can also be made through the CU Foundation by choosing “CU Food Pantry” from the dropdown menu, or by mailing checks to Concord University Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1405, Athens, WV 24712.
Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086
if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.