Bumpers College students collect items for area food banks

Nov. 22, 2011
Contact Information:

Dr. Kelly Way, Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Restaurant Management
479-575-4985, kway@uark.edu

Shannon Carpenter, Instructor, Dietetics
479-575-5320, scarpent@uark.edu

Fred Miller, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Communications
479-575-5647, fmiller@uark.edu

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Hospitality Club and Student Dietetics Association members

Bumpers College students in the Hospitality Club and Student Dietetics Association collected about 1,500 pounds of food for distribution to area food banks. From left are Taylor Martin, Emily Reams, Mark O’Reilly, Micah Brooks, Susan Killian, Austin Blatt, Katie Waldrip and Katie Gillespie.
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas students in the Hospitality Club and Student Dietetic Association delivered 1,500 pounds of canned food and personal items for Northwest Arkansas food banks Monday (Nov. 21).

Beginning the last week of October, students in Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences were encouraged to bring non-perishable items to their classes. Hospitality and dietetics students sorted the donated items and delivered them to the Full Circle Campus Food Bank at the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, and Co-Op Emergency Outreach.

Hospitality and restaurant management and dietetics are concentrations of the Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality major in the School of Human Environmental Sciences in Bumpers College at the University of Arkansas.

Instructor Allen Powell and Assistant Professor Kelly Way are advisors to the Hospitality Club. Instructor Shannon Carpenter is advisor to the Student Dietetic Association.