SWOSU Student Orgs Plan Food Drive to Benefit Area Youth

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Education’s student organizations have teamed up with the Weatherford Middle School Builder’s Club to fight hunger.

A “Finals Food Drive” is being held through December 16 to support the Weatherford Middle School Food Pantry. The pantry currently supports 17 WMS/Weatherford High School students and approximately 30 siblings for a total of 47. Items can be delivered to the Education Building Basement student lounge area (B1) or Memorial Student Center lobby.

Participating student groups at SWOSU are: ΓΕΑΔ/READ, Kappa Delta Pi, Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) and Student Oklahoma Education Association.

Bruce Belanger said items should be non-perishable, kid-friendly, easy-to-open, food items (preferred are peanut butter, soups, ravioli, spaghettios, canned items with pull tab openings, juices, cereal bars, pop-tarts, small variety pack cereals, fruit snacks, granola bars, canned chicken, canned tuna, etc.)

The items will be delivered to the school on December 17.

Monetary donations are also accepted in Education Building Room 110 with checks payable to SWOSU READ.  Fresh items will be purchased with these monetary donations.  For more info, contact Belanger at 580.19.1504 or Chelsey Mawson at 940.224.6343.