Families packaged 20,000 meals for local agencies.
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2018 – High Point University welcomed more than 5,000 visitors to campus for its annual Winter Family Weekend on Feb. 3-5.
The economic impact of the university, $500 million annually, is a vital source for businesses in the city. The High Point Convention and Visitor’s Bureau estimates that Family Weekend alone generates more than $1.5 million in economic impact.
The university also partnered with Meals of Hope and provided an opportunity for visiting families and their students to serve the High Point community through a meal packaging event.
“As an institution that seeks to model values each day for our students, there is no greater opportunity than our Family Weekend Service Project to engage students and their families in giving back to the communities that surround High Point University,” said Erica Burroughs, director of family engagement. “During the event hosted by the HPU Parents Council, families packaged 20,000 non-perishable meals to be distributed by our community partners to local families experiencing food insecurity.”
Families were invited to experience a variety of interactive classroom sessions led by faculty and presentations designed to inform and inspire HPU parents and family members.
The weekend also offered a lecture series, entertainment, festivities, a University Update with HPU President Nido Qubein and more for students and their families.