ROANOKE, Va. - The Hollins Student Athlete Advisory Committee, along with the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, partnered together for the first time this Thanksgiving for a food drive.
The campus food drive, in conjunction with the ODAC-wide food drive, collected 448 food items for the local Hollins community. The items were used to put together a full Thanksgiving dinner for a record 27 local families, including turkeys, rolls, gravy, potatoes, stuffing, mac and cheese, green beans, corn, yams, pumpkin and pie. The drive also yielded cash and gift card donations totaling $820.00.
The items that were collected that did not make it into the Thanksgiving meals were donated to Feeding America Southwest Virginia, an almost four-decade old food bank servicing the southwest region of Virginia.
Revernd Dr. Jenny Call of the Office of Spritual and Religious Life said of the food drive, "I'm grateful and moved by the support and participation of many individuals, groups, and departments which allowed us to give back to those who have faithfully served our community."