A local family, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently donated $100,000 to establish the Armstrong Emergency Food Resource Fund at Armstrong State University. The family, which includes a faculty member and two generations of university alumni, is committed to support efforts to thwart the national trend of food insecurity among college students.
Armstrong’s donors were inspired to make this gift after reading news stories about university students being distracted from their studies or dropping out of school because they could not afford to feed themselves or their families.
Through this gift, Student Affairs has received $15,000 to establish the food resource program and an additional $85,000 has been placed in an endowment to support the program. The donors hope that Armstrong alumni and community members will support the Armstrong Emergency Food Resource Program through donations and in-kind gifts. At the donors’ request, the program will also assist faculty and staff members who are struggling to make ends meet.
Donations are currently being accepted at the Office of Student Life, located in Memorial College Center Room 201 or can be coordinated by calling 912.344.2504.