As part of a campus effort to raise awareness of hunger as well as reaching out to the local community, students at Emmanuel College offered a free food distribution to the public on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 25, at the Swails Center.
This project was hosted by EC's Campus Activities Board (CAB) and EC's Mission Northeast Georgia Initiative.
"This food distribution is to give back to the community and to raise hunger awareness on the Emmanuel College campus," says volunteer Jennie Gardner, a junior at EC.
Even that morning's convocation service was devoted to teaching students more about the issue through a Hunger Banquet demonstration where some students were included at the table to eat while others were not.
"Wanting to go beyond just raising awareness in convocation, the food distribution provides an immediate application to what we addressed by emphasizing to actively engage in our own mission field of Franklin Springs,“ says Mr. Philip Cortese, Director of Campus Life at EC.
“CAB has developed what they call the Mission NEGA Initiative to do Kingdom work and engage the local community. In recent months, they have also partnered with Royston United Methodist, Franklin Spring PH Church, volunteered at City of Refuge in Atlanta and led a neighborhood outreach,” he adds.
For more information, please contact Philip Cortese at 706-245-7226.