Replenish food drive, challenge gifts lead up to Giving Tuesday

November 14, 2023 (Volume 47, Number 6)
Article by Michele Coffill

Lakers Helping Lakers image of food items on blue background for Giving Tuesday

More than 1,000 Grand Valley students do not have access to enough affordable, nutritious food, which can impact their degree progress. 

On Giving Tuesday, campus community members will rally to support the Replenish Basic Needs Center, to help students thrive in and out of the classroom.

There are various ways to support Replenish throughout November and especially on Giving Tuesday, November 28.

  • Campus food drive: Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at locations across campus through December 1.
  • Challenge gifts: Challenge gifts have been created for alumni and faculty and staff. Peter DeWitt '68 & Galene DeWitt '67 will match $1 for every $1 donated by GVSU alumni to the Replenish Student Food Resource Fund up to $5,000. Jenny Hall-Jones, vice president for Student Affairs, and Scott Hall-Jones created a $1,000 challenge that will be unlocked after 75 faculty and staff members make a gift of any size to the Replenish Student Food Resource Fund.
  • Stop by the Giving Tuesday Celebration on November 28 in the Kirkhof Center lobby from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for free food, care bag decorating, and to drop off food drive donations.

Last year, the campus community raised more than $34,000 for Replenish during Giving Tuesday efforts. The Replenish Student Food Resource Fund is one of many GVSU funds the campus community can contribute to on November 28.

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This article was last edited on November 14, 2023 at 9:3 a.m.

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