NASPA gives back to the community
This December NASPA staff member gave back to the community to make a difference to the people around them. They provided an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation it united them in a way they found both challenging and rewarding.
Sixteen members of the NASPA staff from the Washington D. C. office came together to volunteer their morning at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB)--the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic under nutrition, heart disease, and obesity. CAFB was selected as a volunteer site given the topic of food insecurity’s connection to NASPA’s continued work on emergency aid programs for college and university students. This volunteer activity was part of larger NASPA staff effort nationwide to volunteer at local food banks.
Four Denver-based NASPA staff volunteered at the Food Bank of the Rockies, filling orders from local food pantries and soup kitchens supporting hunger relief programs. Distributing over 60 million pounds of food last year, the Food Bank of the Rockies is the largest private hunger relief organization in the state.
Make a differance this winter break by volunteering at you local shetler or pantry!