Last week on November 11, EMU PRSSA kicked off its first ever Hunger Drive. The drive was implemented by the Executive Board members of PRSSA, becoming part of the solution to end hunger within metro Detroit. Our theme for the drive is “Ending Hunger 1 Can at a Time”. The purpose of the hunger drive is to help students understand that hunger is a dreadful part of our society and plagues the homes of many. By implementing this drive students will be able to help alleviate hunger within their immediate community, altogether working to end hunger on a national level.
When families have no food we have no choice. The number of people seeking food assistance in our communities continues to increase due to loss of wages or lack of employment. In 2013 49.1 Americans lived in food insecure households. In response to this growing need, the students of EMU PRSSA are geared up to end hunger in our immediate community. This is a community wide effort to gather non-perishable foods that will be donated to food banks and churches who will aid in ensuring families in need receive hot meals and grocery for their families.
Thus far we have successfully partnered with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit) and St. Joseph’s Manor HFA to extend our mission and further the impact of our hunger drive. We are actively seeking community partners who are willing to keep a box at their facility to collect donations to further our goal.
For all attendants of the upcoming SDC we are asking for your participation in our Hunger Drive. You can participate by bringing at least one can or non-perishable item to the conference.
Important Dates to Remember:
Hunger Drive Kick Off: November 11, 2014
Final Date of Collection: December 31, 2014
On behalf of our Executive Board, thank you for your support in making our initiative a success.
“Ending Hunger 1 Can at a Time.”