Donating dinner becomes regular event

Mar 14, 2003

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), a nationally-affiliated student group, will ask Kettering students with on and off-campus meal plans to give away their meal-plan dinner Friday, March 21, to feed people through the City of Hope outreach program in Flint.

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), a nationally-affiliated student group, will ask Kettering students with on and off-campus meal plans to give away their meal-plan dinner Friday, March 21, to feed people through the City of Hope outreach program in Flint.

"Students who donate their dinner find an alternative meal," said Trish Stommel, Residence Hall director. "Some go out to dinner, others organize pizza parties in the Residence Hall," she added.

The goal this term is 200 meals (there are less than 250 meal plans available for donation). This is the second time NRHH is coordinating donation of dinners. "We would like to do this every term, not just around a holiday," said Stommel. "So far the students have been very enthusiastic about the project," she said. The first effort was Dec. 13, 2002, when more than 200 meals were donated.

The project is a cooperative venture between the NRHH and Sodexho, the on-campus food service provider. Sodexho will organize the preparation, and serving of the meals, with the City of Hope outreach. New to the project will be an opportunity for students and staff without meal plans to also participate by giving non-perishable food items, clothing, or spare change. NRHH will coordinate the student meal donations in addition to the food and clothes drive. Student volunteers will go with Sodexho staff to serve the meals.

For more information, contact Trish Stommel, Residence Hall director, at ext. 9537.

Written by: Dawn Hibbard
810-762-9865
dhibbard@kettering.edu