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C-SC Students Combating Local Hunger

Mar 26, 2014

A group of Culver-Stockton College students is trying to make sure some local children have enough food to eat.

Members of C-SC's Food for Thought fill go-bags for elementary students from Canton, Mo.
Credit Culver-Stockton College

Approximately 70 elementary school students in Canton, Mo. receive a “go-bag” every Friday afternoon during the school year.

The bags contain non-perishable foods like soup, applesauce, and instant oatmeal. 

They are filled on the C-SC campus by members of Food for Thought, which Morgan Wilson (Soph./Flint, Mi) helped organize last year.

"I really like it, I really enjoy it," says Wilson.  "I get a lot out of it and I think it is a really important cause."

Wilson says the idea came from one of her classes, where she learned the program had been operated through a food bank that was charging administrative fees.

She says Food for Thought was formed to eliminate the "middle man" so all the money collected from the community and the campus goes towards food.

Wilson says the organization purchases, stores and delivers the food each week.