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Concord University Students Collect Donations For Feeding Hungry Children

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – Students in two University 100 classes at Concord University assisted local school children in need for their community service project during the fall semester.

The students, members of classes taught by Mrs. Lora Woolwine and Dr. Richard Druggish, collected donations for the Feeding Hungry Children project.

Feeding Hungry Children is a mission of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton, W.Va. The project provides small packages of food to needy school children in the area who may go without adequate nutrition on the weekends when they don’t have access to school meals. Students in pre-k, kindergarten, and the first through sixth grades are served by Feeding Hungry Children.

Along with donations of food, the University 100 students also collected new and gently used children’s books to give to the children.

The Concord students and their instructors delivered the food and books to First United Methodist Church on Nov. 14.

“Patty Flanagan who heads this program at the church came to my class to share poverty statistics and the specific need in our area,” Druggish said. “My class was made up of future education majors and we were inspired by this project and the opportunity to give to the local students. Hunger needs must first be met before learning can take place.” 

“Concord University has always had a strong commitment to serving our community through various service projects,” Woolwine said. “I am proud as an alumnus and an employee to help to continue this tradition.”

Individuals or groups wishing to help or donate to Feeding Hungry Children may contact Mrs. Patty Flanagan at 304-487-1089. 



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