HeadlinesAugust 23, 2010
- A community of excellence
- Dobson reflects on year in D.C. as Jefferson Science Fellow
- Student Success reorganizes to streamline services, announces new leaders
- KU Hospital announces $50 million expansion
- Professor Profile: The dangers of texting and driving
- Special parking plans made, extra buses to be deployed for Thursday, Oct. 14 football game
- CReSIS to receive $17.9 million from National Science Foundation to continue research
- Bhalla, Anant take leadership posts at KU Cancer Center, help advance quest for NCI designation
- Advocacy Corps matches KU experts with community organizations
- Hannoum, Kennedy land Fulbright awards to perform research overseas
- KU lands $8.9 million grant to enhance foreign language education
- Limited number of basketball tickets available for faculty, staff
- This academic year is last to start on Thursday
- Coca-Cola Scholarships awarded to children of faculty, staff
- Oread Books becomes Jayhawk Ink
- KU researchers find vocal cues for autism in children with newly developed technology
- Professor lands grant to study storing excess renewable energy
- Writers, journalist, KU scholar highlight 2010-11 Hall Center lecture series
- Internal Audit launches new site, works to help KU prevent fraud
- University leaders gather at KU to discuss keeping research vital in trying times
- KU's Silver City clinic extends health care to low-income communities
- Staffer earns prestigious fellowship for transportation research
- Summer food drive collects nearly 4,000 pounds of food for community
- Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies marks 50th anniversary
- Graduate teaching assistant, student to appear on 'Jeopardy!'
Summer food drive collects nearly 4,000 pounds of food for community
Staff-organized effort easily surpasses one ton goal
A ton of food will stock a lot of pantries and cover a lot of dinner tables. A ton and a half reaches even further.
KU’s second annual summer food drive set out with a goal of collecting 2,000 pounds of food. The campus community responded by giving 3,590 pounds of nonperishable food donations. The food was donated to ECKAN Just Food, an organization that distributes donations among community food pantries in Lawrence.
Caroline Ward, interim Just Food coordinator, said the donations were a welcome boon to summer supplies. Just Food distributes an average of 36 pounds of food per household and it serves 40 to 50 households per day, she said. The donations were enough to serve about 100 families for two to two and a half days.
“It definitely has an impact on our budget and our ability to help people in the community,” Ward said of the food gathered in the drive. “Without those donations it would have been more of a strain on our limited resources.”
The drive also netted about $200 in cash donations to Just Food. Feeding America, an organization dedicated to fighting hunger, values food donations at $1.59 per pound, putting a value of $5,708.10 on the KU donations.
The drive is organized and sponsored by Unclassified Senate and University Support Staff Senate. It is held in the summer because donations typically slow down and demand is higher at that time of year.