Thursday, October 20, 2016

YAC brings Food Bank Speakers to all divisions chapels

Upper and Middle Division Food Bank Speaker: Natalie Price

Speakers and Drive introduced at UD chapel by Mariam S., at MD chapel by Service Club member and at LD chapel by YAC sponsor, Father Charles Blizzard.

The below speech was written by YAC Co-President, Mariam S.

Next Monday, on October 24, the annual Casady Food Drive will begin and continue throughout October 28.

One in six adults and one in four children in Oklahoma struggle with hunger every year  The Casady Cans Do Food and Fund Drive, is part of the Regional Food Bank Students Against Hunger drive. Oklahoma City students and teachers will raise canned food and monetary donations for those in need in our community. $1= 5 meals with the Food Bank,

Last year Casady’s drive donated 9,836 meals for hungry Oklahomans, and this year we aim to donate even more. Collection boxes are at the Student Center, Bennett Athletic Center, and Johnston buildings for the duration of the drive in the UD Division. In all other divisions, the collection boxes are by the divisional offices

Please bring your donations from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.  YAC (Youth Active in the Community), the UD service club will contact businesses to match what we donate.  YAC firmly believes that by extending our hands out to local businesses we will be able to double our donations.

Help us in our fight against hunger in OKC Follow the Drive at the Casady Students Against Hunger Blog

Food Drive Flyer by Ellie Here
Making Thinking Visible PP here  

The only division having a competition is the Middle Division The houses are competing as part of a week focused on kindness and giving The drive in the MD division is facilitated by the house prefects, and officers of the service club under the sponsorship of Father Youmans and Mrs. Cherylynn Omelia, English Teacher and Service Learning Coordinator.  

Natalie Price, Special Events Coordinator at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma was the Upper and Middle Division inspirational speaker

Natalie started working at the Food Bank in May of 2016 and has loved every second of it.

Natalie is in charge of coordinating three large events throughout the year that help raise funds, food and awareness about hunger in Oklahoma.  

Her favorite part so far, has been traveling to different schools informing them on ways they can help fight hunger in this state.  Please help me welcome, Natalie Price.

Natalie showed the following video as part of her inspirational speech.

Lower Division Food Bank Speaker Denice Hulburt

Denice Hurlbut has been working at the Regional Food Bank for the last five years.  She started working there as a volunteer in the Urban Harvest gardens and loved it so much that she never left.  Now she runs all education and volunteer programing.  Her favorite things are helping people, teaching, drawing pictures and drinking hot chocolate.