Day of Service - April 1, 2022
Day of Service calls for individuals and groups to spend the day volunteering in their communities to provide solutions to the nation's most pressing issues. The Center for Community and Civic Engagement coordinates the volunteer work for this meaningful day of community engagement. Students will spend their time in the local community giving back. Partnering with the organization Unto, Etown students and employees participated this year by helping pack meals to provide a monthly supply of food for refugee families.
As a part of Day of Service, Elizabethtown College students, faculty, and staff came together to pack more than 46,000 rice and lentil meals that will be sent to refugee families experiencing food insecurity. The College partnered with Unto, a local humanitarian organization, to coordinate the project. With a total of 232 participants, each person’s involvement provided over 198 meals from a 75-minute packing session. Each box of 144 meals will feed a family of five a meal a day for a month, which means roughly 68 families will be provided with one meal a day for a month because of the work done by the campus community. You can read more about the event here or watch this video to see what it was like! Thank you to all members of the campus community who participated!