Jacksonville University students came together in kindness Dec. 10 and 11 to help feed the needy in the community, using their extra semester-end “Flex Bucks” cash to donate more than $2,000 worth of food to the City Rescue Mission downtown.
Student leaders collected most of the contributions in just more than an hour on Dec. 11, said Sable Lee, historian for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and vice president of the Sport Business Club. The cash was used to buy 32 dozen Einstein bagels, 6 boxes of chips, 40 cups of yogurt/fruit and $400 worth of Chick-fil-A meals to donate. In all, $2,150 in flex campus cash was spent, and four carloads of food was transported to the mission.
“Students Danielle Baker, Jack Burns, Kristen Griffith, Jaci Hodskins, Sable Lee, Kelsey Nevils, Adrienne Ramsay and Roland Stamm took time out of their busy Finals Week schedules to organize the drive to give back to the community that JU loves and appreciates,” Lee said.
The students look forward to continuing the drive and aim to feed even more people in the months to come.