“The Rack,” West Virginia University’s campus food bank, is participating in the Feinstein $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger challenge from March 1 to April 30.

For the 17th-consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein, one of the country’s leading philanthropists, will divide $1 million among non-profit hunger-fighting agencies nationwide using it as a spur to help raise funds in March and April.

Any donations made through April 30 will help qualify “The Rack” for up to $35,000 of additional funding.

“Thousands of our students use ‘The Rack’ on a yearly basis, so I urge our faculty, staff and our community members to donate and help us with this challenge,” said Jacque Dooley, program coordinator at Student Organizations Services. “It’s a win-win situation. Our students benefit from the donations given during the challenge, and then our portion of the giveaway provides our campus food bank, which is solely funded by donations and grants, with additional financial support to be used later in the academic year.”

Donations can be in the form of cash, checks and food items. Donations can be made online through the WVU Foundation at http://www.mountaineerconnection.com.

Items can be dropped off Monday through Friday at the Student Organizations Office in the Mountainlair from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or Gaskins House on 709 N. High Street, from 3-4:30 p.m. All perishable foods have to be taken to the distribution center at the Gaskins House. Arrangements can be made to pick up donations from various colleges if they are unable to deliver the goods to the Mountainlair or Gaskins House. Checks should be made out to WVU Foundation, Re: WVU Food Pantry for Students.

For more information on “The Rack” or to set up a special drop-off time, contact Dooley at 304-293-3875 or Jacqueline.Dooley@mail.wvu.edu.



CONTACT: Jacque Dooley, Student Organizations Services
304.293.3875, Jacqueline.Dooley@mail.wvu.edu

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