The Rowdy 500 food drive joined forces with the first Hunger Cup competition this fall. Rowdy 500 typically sets the goal of collecting 500 donations for the Friendship Food Pantry. By participating in the Hunger Cup, Wright State battled the University of Dayton in a contest to collect the most meals for donation. The results of the competition were measured by the number of meals collected, with $1.00 having the ability to provide a meal for a family of four and 1.2 pounds of food providing one individual meal. In the end, the University of Dayton was able to donate 2,845 meals, while Wright State donated 6,877 meals, making WSU the winner of the first Hunger Cup! The award was presented to the Friendship Food Pantry, the donation location for all food items collected at Wright State.
The Friendship Food Pantry is located in 134 Allyn Hall and is open to any Wright State student who is currently enrolled in classes. Any such student can utilize the resources of the food pantry once per month, unless a special circumstance allows additional provisions. For hours and additional information, contact Carine Verlin at (937) 775-2495.