ECU Political Science class raises funds for Elementary School Backpack Food Program

Members of East Central University’s political science class pose with Brenda Price (holding check, right), a counselor with Homer Elementary School.

A political science class from East Central University recently raised $725 and awareness for children’s hunger.

Dr. Christine Pappas’ Political Science 1113 classes did a service learning project where they purchased 200 orange bracelets that say ‘No Child Should Go Hungry’ and sold them on campus and at ECU football games.

On Nov. 20, approximately 40 students participated in a ‘Day Without Food’ and fasted for up to 30 hours to build understanding for hungry children.

The $725 was presented to Brenda Price, a counselor at Homer Elementary School, to buy additional food for the Homer Backpack Program. Children sign up to take home backpacks full of food each Friday so they can have meals to eat over the weekend.

With the money, Price plans to buy beef jerky and fruit for a holiday treat.

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