UnHunger Games Offer Helping Hand to WCC Students and Their Families
In a land of plenty, hunger is an issue many U.S. residents might be thinking about as the year-end holiday season begins. Officers and members of WCC clubs wanted to do something about this problem Thanksgiving week on campus, by participating in an activity called the UnHunger Games.
Under the sponsorship of the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Department of Student Involvement, campus clubs competed in a food drive to see who could fill the most grocery bags with canned and other goods to fill Thanksgiving tables.
On the afternoon of November 20, representatives from a dozen organizations brought foodstuffs to the Tech lounge in the Technology Building. The filled bags were tallied to determine the contest winner before their contents were distributed to some of the students attending the event. A Thanksgiving dinner was also served during the afternoon.
Rachele Hall, Associate Director of Community Development and Co-Curricular Programs in the Student Involvement Department, announced the winner of the UnHunger Games contest the week after Thanksgiving. The Center for Academic Counseling and Student Services led the other clubs by a comfortable margin.
In her announcement, Hall said “Again, thank you to all groups and solo participants for your donation. We notice and appreciate every bit.”
Any leftover food was slated to be donated to the school pantry maintained in the Student Center.