The Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition (SCRC) is asking for non-perishable food donations as part of a food drive for the Hound Packs Program.
There are two food drives — one on campus and one at Weis Markets in Shippensburg. Food being accepted at SU includes canned goods such as tuna, stew, soup, ravioli, boxed pasta, rice, macaroni and cheese, granola bars, peanut butter, cereal and oatmeal. There are nine collection boxes in Old Main, Wright Hall, Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, Rowland Hall, Dauphin Humanities Center and the Naugle, Harley, Kieffer and McCune Hall lobbies. Donations will be accepted from now until the end of the semester.
At the Shippensburg Weis Markets there is a collection bin in the check-out area. Signs are posted around the store with items that can be donated. The drive will run from now through November.
Hound Packs provides weekend meals for students who experience food insecurity in the Shippensburg Area School District. Poverty levels in Shippensburg are double the national average, and half of the students in the school district receive free or reduced lunches, according to a press release from the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition.
Because Hound Packs provides individual meals, they ask that people do not donate bulk items. They also ask that no items packaged with glass are donated.
If you have any questions, contact Troy Okum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (717)-477-1710.