By: Amanda Betlere

WALESKA, Ga. – On Saturday morning, Aug. 25th, Reinhardt University was helping SERV Food Local serve food to those in need. Overall, SERV, along with the Reinhardt family, was able to package 100 boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Volunteers came together at 8:30 a.m. to make boxes and bags full of food. Hosted by Kappa Delta Pi, student organizations such as Student Government and some members of the Student Activities Council came to pack boxes for families with children at R M Moore Elementary school in need

Students bundled vegetables in certain groups to prepare for packaging. Next, students created a train, where they passed a box down and each packaged a certain fruit or vegetable. This program provides fresh food where a lot of other meal programs provide canned foods.

This would all be impossible without Tami Smith, the faculty advisor to Kappa Delta Pi, who coordinated the event by reaching out to SERV to discuss coming to Reinhardt. Thanks to her, our Reinhardt community could make this day good for those in need in our community. The most important part of this project is that people in need will get boxes of food.

In conjunction with this event, 1,200 meals were also purchased to send to Sierra Leone, South Africa. This is the home of Reinhardt’s own Pat Amara’s father.

SERV Food Local describes themselves as “a non-profit organization, created to impact lives locally and to bring awareness to SERV International’s impact globally.” They work in the USA and internationally.

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