Baker’s Kappa Sigma to have food drive for Baldwin Community Pantry
On Wednesday, Dec. 12 (12-12-12), the men of Kappa Sigma are participating in a 12-hour food drive at the Baldwin City Market to benefit the Baldwin Food Pantry. The POWER 12 event’s goal is to collect 1,200 pounds of food to support the community. This is just one of the efforts to support the Food Pantry that the Kappa Sigma members have sponsored during the academic year.
During the two-day Maple Leaf in October, the members sold food, including over 2,000 turkey legs. Part of the profits from sales went to support the pantry. In addition, the men went trick-or-treating for canned goods bringing in over 400 items. Most recently, the member’s parents also helped the effort by collecting food items during the annual Parent’s Club Holiday event. About 200 pounds were collected last week at this event.
“This has been a great cause that our members have embraced, “stated
Andy Kelley, chapter president. “Being able to support a local cause and especially one in great need during the holidays, has really gotten our brothers motivated to participate”.
“The brothers are hoping that the POWER 12 is something the entire community will support and encourage everyone out shopping at the
Baldwin City Market on 12-12-12 to buy a couple extra items to support this cause,” Kelly said “A few items from every shopper can make a big difference to stocking the Baldwin Food Pantry over the holidays.’
More like this story
- Kansas City Connection: Tour spotlights how things are growing in urban gardens, farms
- Congregate meals to end after next month at Baldwin City Senior Center
- Severe Weather Awareness Week approaches; Douglas County prepares
- Musings from the Hill, July 30, 2015
- Kansas CIty Connection: Fall chock-full of colorful events