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FAYETTEVILLE, NC—Methodist University students
recently took a "swipe out of hunger" in our community by providing
breakfast meals on two occasions for the homeless served by Operation
Inasmuch. For one week in the fall semester, and again in the spring semester,
Methodist University students had the opportunity to take a "swipe
out of hunger" by making a $2 donation to Operation Inasmuch when
they swiped their Methodist University ID card in the University's Green
and Gold Café.
"This was the second time we conducted this community engagement
project for Operation Inasmuch and with each event, it becomes more and
more successful," said Sherill McMillian,
president of the Methodist University AMA Collegiate Chapter. "The
students campus wide are excited about doing this project each semester
and look forward to making a difference in the lives of the people who
rely on the services provided by Operation Inasmuch."
The students and Sodexo staff brought, cooked, and served breakfast at
the shelter on Hillsboro Street Wednesday, March 14."It was a blessing
for these students to take on such a project and they did it in a matter
of 40 days, from start to finish, with plans to make this a permanent
community engagement semester project," said AMA sponsor Dr.
Mark Kendrick, who is also on the board of directors for Operation
Inasmuch. "The partnership that has developed between our students,
Sodexo, and Operation Inasmuch has simply been amazing. When the project
first started last semester, the students were worried about getting enough
swipes to provide enough food for one breakfast program at Operation Inasmuch.
With this last project, the students at Methodist University donated enough
meals that we can provide two days of breakfast meals for Operation Inasmuch.
We are very proud of our students and their contributions to the Fayetteville