Pfeiffer University News
Pfeiffer students help Rowan Helping Ministries assist those in need
- Published on Monday, November 29, 2010 ( 8:40 am )
Pfeiffer students interviewed clients, filled food orders, sorted donations, and stocked the food pantry shelves at Rowan Helping Ministries recently as part of National Hunger & Homelessness Week. The group distributed food to 29 families and completed 50 combined hours of service.
Pfeiffer volunteers included Kelly Buck, Kaleigh Featherstone, Hunter House, Sara Hutchinson, Steven Jordan, Diamond Pate, Kayleigh Peterman, Caitie Smith, Catie Thomas, and staff advisor Jonathan Rowe.
The service project demonstrated to students how fortunate it is to have basic necessities such as housing and food.
“I was really touched being able to work in the food pantry,” said Kaleigh Featherstone. “Every time we had a new order to fill, we tried to make their meal special.” This Saturday of Service event was sponsored by the Francis Center for Servant Leadership.
Rowan Helping Ministries in Salisbury provides assistance in meeting basic human needs for those finding themselves in crisis in Rowan County, N.C. This year, Rowan Helping Ministries will serve more than 70,000 prepared meals in their soup kitchen and shelter. In addition, more than 285,000 pounds of groceries will be distributed to 21,000 individuals.
- Caitie Smith