Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Community letter from the HU president

Posted: Friday, October 9, 2015

Dear Friends of HU and the City of Huntington:

I trust you are enjoying the wonderful fall weather we are experiencing. The Huntington University campus is about to burst into full color and we are off to a great start.

The reason I am writing is that Huntington University has been invited to participate in an area-wide hunger awareness initiative. One in 7.5 residents of northeast Indiana are deemed as “food insecure” as they are not sure how they will pay for the next meal. The Community Harvest Food Bank, which works with about ten different agencies, has challenged the colleges and universities in the Fort Wayne area to collect 125,000 pounds of food with each school (IPFW, Ivy Tech, Indiana Tech, University of St. Francis and Huntington University) collecting 25,000 pounds. 

We are launching the campaign on our campus, but we can’t do it without the community’s help. We would like to invite you to share our goal of collecting 25,000 items of canned food with your employees and constituents. We would suggest you identify a central collection location for your employees and we would be glad to periodically stop by and pick up the canned items. The campaign is to run from October 19 through 31.

All of the food collected in Huntington County will be distributed to churches and non-profit organizations that are member agencies of Community Harvest Food Bank. We appreciate your support and would like you to participate with us to Crush Hunger in our community.

Thank you for considering this opportunity and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at semberton@huntington.edu or Norris Friesen at nfriesen@huntington.edu. I look forward to hearing from you!