A message from Abdulomar Tucker, President Afro-AM, and Tatyana Marable, Vice President, Afro-AM
Feed-A-Friend is a program that was established during the 1975-76 academic school year; it dedicated in memory of Mrs. Francis M. Banks a devoted community leader and former Shippensburg University Employee, who worked tirelessly since the inception of the program to assure that need in the Shippensburg and surrounding area were provided with a Thanksgiving meal. The first year 23 families were given baskets and last year over 200 families were provided with Thanksgiving meals. This year our goal is to provide 250+ families with meals. COVID-19 has left families devastated due to lack of income, the situation is critical. Children in our back yard are going to bed hungry lacking the nutrition they need to stay healthy. The Feed A Friend Program is one way that we can have a direct impact for families; it is a way that we as a Shippensburg University Family can make a difference.
In order for this project to touch the lives of as many people as possible, we need your help. We need our community, the community includes faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni and various business and civic organizations, to come together in support of this worthwhile program. Thanks to Aramark Food Service donation of 160 turkeys the ball is rolling, but we are in need of more turkeys, sides, etc. if we are to meet the 250 mark. Students can assist by purchasing items at the convenience store in the Ceddia Union Building as well as making monetary donations. Faculty and administrators can participate by making monetary donations, all checks should be made out to Weis Markets who has been a community partner with the program since it began 48 years ago.
All monetary donations will be used to make purchases for the Thanksgiving baskets. Please make checks payable to Weis Market or go to the C-store in the Ceddia Union Building and make a purchase per the attached flyer. Baskets will be delivered on Friday, November, 20, 2020 consequently we are requesting your donation sent on or before November 15, 2020. Help us help others by sending in your donation.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Pledges should be mailed to the following address with this Feed-A-Friend 2020 brochure.
African American Organization
Gilbert Hall 104
Shippensburg, PA 17257