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Food Packing Party Planned by SWOSU Student Organization

The Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), a faith-based student organization at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, is hosting a food packing party this Monday, December 11, in Weatherford.

The BCM invites area residents to help package and seal 20,000 meals that can be distributed as needed to help fight hunger and food insecurity in western Oklahoma.

The packing party is at 7 p.m. at the BCM Building, located at the southeast edge of the SWOSU campus.

“Recently, at a Leadership Weatherford event, SWOSU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Ruth Boyd said food insecurity is a current trend that SWOSU Student Services is seeing,” said Scott Hume, director of the BCM. “An increasing number of college students are able to pay their tuition, rental and utilities, but are not able to find consistent, healthy eating options.”

Hume said this was alarming to the BCM and the student organization wants to assist not only SWOSU students but also this area of the state.

The meals will then be distributed to the Weatherford Ministerial Alliance, Weatherford Food and Resource Center and SWOSU.

For additional information about the upcoming packing party, contact Hume at 580-302-3575.