Voorhees College Denmark Alumni Chapter hosts a student snack drive
March 11, 2021
The Voorhees College Denmark Alumni Chapter recently hosted a Day of Service snack drive for students to come and get individually wrapped and packaged food and drink.
In conjunction with the alumni chapter, the institution’s faculty, staff, students, and Denmark and surrounding community members contributed funds, goods, and their time for the drive-thru event that occurred outside of the St. James Building on campus.
Catherine Koger, chapter president, said the chapter put together the drive as an opportunity after creating a vision to give back to students at Voorhees. “The event was inspired by the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service and Black History Month. We chose the snack drive because we knew a few students were back on campus and wanted them to have some goodies at their disposal so they would not have to go out as much in this pandemic.”
Koger added, “We began with our vision to give back to the school because we believe in the students, faculty, and staff, and so we became so others might be. The purpose is to inspire others to give back to our beloved alma mater.”
To direct the student-pick up efforts, Allison Clark, director of residential life and housing, distributed flyers and had all resident coordinators encourage students to go during the service times. “The Day of Service instituted by the Voorhees College Denmark Alumni Chapter has made a positive impact on the needs of our students. Community partnering and coming together is a great example of ‘It takes a village.’”
The student pantry is now filled with Gatorade, Sunny Delight, boxes of popcorn, crackers, chips, and cookies.