HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2014 – High Point University’s Freshman Success Student Leadership team collected 256 pounds of food for the nonprofit organization Out of the Garden.
Out of the Garden provides two meals every Friday to more than 900 families in Guilford County. One out of four students in Guilford County elementary and middle schools are considered at risk of being hungry.
“I was shocked to hear the statistic of how many children in the High Point area are food insecure,” says Tiffany Adams, HPU student and project manager. “When I learned that I had the opportunity to decrease that statistic – to make other people’s lives better – I knew immediately this was something I needed to do.”
This new partnership between HPU Freshman Success and Out of the Garden will continue. In fall 2015, when the incoming freshmen arrive, HPU Freshman Success hopes to surpass their recent donation. The project is led by HPU’s Akir Khan, Freshman Success coach and educational leadership doctoral student.
“We are consistently amazed by the commitment, generosity and compassion of our student leaders – and especially proud of our freshmen,” says Dr. Beth Holder, associate dean of Freshman Success. “This is one example of how our students continually strive to make a positive difference in our community and world.”