The Department of Communication and Sociology is hosting a food drive to raise money for Meals on Wheels, and it are taking any canned or dried goods that students or faculty is willing to donate until Friday.
COSO is partnering with the programs Meals on Wheels and Groceries on Wheels to help not only those in need of food, but also to those who cannot leave their homes to go grocery shopping or simply cannot afford them.
This is the first time that COSO is doing the food drive. Lexi Ritchie, an intern in the Department of Communication and Sociology, is in charge of this food drive.
“I am so excited that we can get together as a community here at ACU and work to help those in need,” Ritchie said.
Ritchie said that she loved the idea of Meals on Wheels and wanted to get the COSO students more involved. She said that starting last Monday, there will be bags sent to each department for the food drive to collect cans and dried goods. Students and faculty can look in their department offices for donation bags.
According to this program, they have over 700 volunteers in Abilene and are looking for more with new events following the food drives, with a Christmas event as an opportunity to serve.
Ritchie stated that even though this is the first year that COSO is having a food drive, she plans to keep this tradition going as long as she is here at ACU. She also said that if students and faculty cannot donate directly to COSO or your department, you can go to mealsonwheelsplus.com and click the donate button to help.
“There are so many people in the Abilene area that need our help, and I love that we have the ability to give people a better holiday season,” Ritchie said. “As a Christian university, we need to be living out God’s work in the world, and we should be encouraging all students and staff to do so.”