Concord University holding a Swipe Out Student Hunger Event

Jan. 18—The Concord University Basic Needs Committee, in partnership with Aramark, is holding a Swipe Out Student Hunger event Jan. 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 percent of our students at Concord face food insecurity," said 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 second 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.

Contact Greg Jordan at gjordan@bdtonline.com