November 30, 2009

Owens Student Government Lends Helping Hand to Needy Individuals With Food Drive, Dec. 10

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Owens Community College Student Government is reaching out to needy individuals and families in the Northwest Ohio region by partnering with Perrysburg Christians United and hosting a food drive to benefit the organization’s Food Pantry initiative on Thursday, Dec. 10.

The donation drive will take place from 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Dec. 10) in the College Hall Atrium on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

Non-perishable items being accepted for the food drive include peanut butter, canned goods (meats, stews, tuna fish, pork and beans, navy beans and soup), apple sauce, peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, green beans, corn, peas, dry pasta, dried beans, powered milk, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, cereal and saltine crackers, as well as toilet paper, soap, shampoo and deodorant. All collected donations will then be delivered to Perrysburg Christians United’s Food Pantry, which is located at 601 E. Boundary St. in Perrysburg, and given to individuals in need as part of their outreach efforts.

“There many people throughout the surrounding region who are without food on a regular basis,” said Lorraine Makay, Owens Student Government Secretary and Food Drive Coordinator. “The Owens Student Government is proud to help Perrysburg Christians United in their efforts to fight hunger and make a difference in the lives of those in need.”

Established in March 1973, Perrysburg Christians United is comprised of 12 participating churches that are dedicated to assisting the needy with food and other basic necessities and services to include crisis assistance. The organization is staffed by community volunteers and provides services to over 340 households annually.

For more information about the food drive, contact the Office of Student Activities at (567) 661-7583 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7583.

The College’s Student Government is comprised of individuals who serve as the student body’s voice on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Balancing their time between school and work, Student Government members are constantly initiating new projects and events that cater to the interests of Owens’ student body.

One of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio, Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit