Students pose with the items they raised for King's Kettle Food Pantry

Classes raise food items donations for area programs

Students in four sections of a human communication studies class raised both needed items and money for two local charitable organizations.

Class instructor Jennifer DiQuattro said the classes organized two service-learning projects during the semester. One project was a food drive for King’s Kettle Food Pantry and the other was a fundraising drive for Better Days Animal League.

A total of 1,267 food and personal care items were given to Pastor J.R. Wells recently.

The other classes raised various items, including dog and cat food, as well as a donation of $656.25. They raised the money through baked food sales, selling T-shirts they designed/created, with change jar drives in the residence halls and at local businesses, and soliciting area grocery stores via a letter writing campaign requesting gift cards.