The Black Student Union partners with the Cal U Cupboard to collect non-perishable food items to fill a Kia Soul. The drive honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and kicked off the University's celebration of Black History Month in February.
Students Machala Spencer, of the Black Student Union; Ehryn McCann, of the Cal U Cupboard; Cynthia Obiekezie, Black Student Union; Savannah Dorsey, Black Student Union; Cassie Raley, Cal U Cupboard; and McKenna Ferris, Cal U Cupboard gathered on Jan. 31 with some of the donations collected for “Feed Your Soul.”
The weeklong food drive to collect non-perishable items to fill a Kia Soul was part of a series of community service events to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and lead into the University’s celebration of Black History Month in February. The food donations will be given to the Cal U Cupboard, an on-campus resource for students who are experiencing food insecurity, and the Greater Washington County Food Bank.
Cal U’s Black History Month celebration — “The Next 400 Years: Recognition, Restoration and Resilience” — begins at 11 a.m. Feb. 3 in the Natali Student Center’s Vulcan Theatre. For more events, visit calu.edu/news/2020/black-history-month-events.aspx.