(Whitewater Democrats press release) The Whitewater Democrats celebrated the National Day of Service on Martin Luther King Day this January by holding a donation drive to support the UW-Whitewater Warhawk Pantry which provides groceries for college students with food insecurity. Hunger and food insecurity at UW-Whitewater and nationwide on college campuses is a pressing issue. A recent survey of 86,000 college students found that 45% had been food insecure in the past 30 days.
The donation drive was a great success with $1,000 in monetary donations contributed as well as almost another $1,000 in food and personal hygiene products.
Accepting the donation were Fabiola Aranda, Warhawk Pantry Coordinator and Aliyah Noh, Warhawk Pantry Assistant.