HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2021 – The High Point University family worked together today to load cars and vans with nonperishable food items for the United Way of Greater High Point’s “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign. Students, faculty and staff collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the campaign.
“When children don’t have reliable access to food it, harms their health and their ability to thrive overall,” said Latoya Bullock, United Way of Greater High Point’s vice president of community impact. “It is our belief at United Way of Greater High Point that no child should ever go to bed hungry. Thanks to High Point University and their generosity, we can help ensure that youth attending the D-UP youth program will not be without food. Thank you, High Point University, for helping us ensure that youth in our community are fed and nourished.”
It is a longstanding tradition for the HPU family to collect dozens of boxes filled with food just before the spring semester ends, all to support the United Way of Greater High Point’s efforts to stock local food pantry shelves through the summer.
“High Point University is the premier life skills university, and we model the values of giving and generosity,” said Scott Wojciechowski, assistant vice president for student life. “This food drive goes right along with that framework. In partnership with the United Way of Greater High Point, we wanted to continue to give back to the community. We encourage students to donate these items, and today’s donation is an extension of our caring environment.”
The food collected will be given to D-UP, a local nonprofit. It will be used in their youth program to serve 130 children.