Troy University students conducting food drive for Wiregrass food bank

Posted: Thursday, 21 April 2016

DOTHAN - A group of Troy University Civic Engagement students will put their classwork into action with a food drive on Wednesday, April 27 to help the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank.

The Term 4 Civic Engagement class will host the drive on the Dothan Campus quad from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Food drop boxes are located across the campus and will also be collected in Room 120 in Malone Hall during office hours.

All collected items will be donated to the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank, which helps feed the hungry in six counties.

"There are 47,720 people living in the Wiregrass who go to bed not knowing if they'll have something to eat tomorrow," said Julie Gonzalez, development director for the Food Bank. "Food drives are very important, not only as a source of food to distribute to the hungry, but as another way we can spread the message of the Food Bank and what it means to the community."

The Food Bank collects the food and distributes it to about 200 nonprofit agencies that serve Houston, Henry, Dale, Coffee, Geneva and Barbour counties.

"Every donation is important, from the smallest to the largest, because we use every donation to help people in need," Gonzalez said. "You're spreading hope."