The ASU family teamed up to provide holiday food boxes to 100 area families during the University’s third annual “Yuletide Giving Project.”
The spirit of giving and sharing was on full display at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome on Friday, Dec. 16.
ASU volunteers provided boxes of food for 100 Montgomery-area families as part of the University’s third annual “Yuletide Giving Project.”
“It is part of the mission of the University to devote efforts to public service and to do its part to advance the welfare our state,” said Tina Harris, project coordinator. “Projects like this really help to bring our ASU family together, as we pitch in and help give back to the community.”
Alumni, students, faculty and staff donated a bounty of food, from green beans and stuffing, to onions and potatoes, to sugar and flour. Student organizations and ASU’s leadership team donated turkeys for the dinner boxes.
Annie Daniels, a Montgomery native, was grateful to ASU for making her holiday a little easier.
“This is truly a blessing,” she said. “I didn’t know anything about it until I received a letter in the mail. ASU’s generosity is a blessing from God.”
It was ASU’s goal to provide a complete meal for each family. Each box contained a turkey and trimmings, dessert and a beverage.
“Providing one meal to a family in need may appear to be a very small token of assistance to those who are not in need; however, this small token will help to lift a burden, provide hope and remind the community of the power of a humble and generous spirit,” Harris said.
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