The battle against hunger has one more fighter in the Employee Forum with its UNC 2017-18 "Food For All" Campus Food Drive, benefiting Carolina Cupboard and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
The food drive, which runs from October to March, will contribute to the University’s score in Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge. The challenge pits UNC against Duke, North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University in a friendly competition to raise the most food in an effort to end food insecurity.
When Katie Musgrove, chairperson of the community service committee in the Employee Forum, first joined the forum it seemed vital that the staff focus on public service and improving the community.
“It shocked me that there was no staff effort here on campus to promote community service in general,” Musgrove said.
Soon after, Musgrove had her own committee dedicated to exactly that. One of the main projects for the committee’s initial run last year was the two-week Food For All food drive. This year’s food drive expanded in length, and Musgrove hopes to surpass last year’s total 2,761 meals donated to the regional food bank and those in the campus community via Carolina Cupboard.