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Student hosting food drive for Community Outreach

Destiny Roberts, senior in social work, is hosting a food drive for Community Outreach.  

Community Outreach in Nevada, MO helps provide food for community members.  

Donations include canned good and non-perishable food items. Personal pick up and cash donations through Venmo (@Destiny-Spencer-1599) and cash app ($destinypauline15) are also available.   

“Community Outreach provides so many families with food and assistance every month: my macro project for advanced social work, here at Pitt State, allowed me to get my foot in the door to help my community members,” Roberts said.  

 The food drive will be held until Monday, Nov. 23.  

“…I have always wanted to do something to help benefit my community and this project presented that possibility for me to do so,” Roberts said.  

 There are a couple of different reasons that this project is important to Roberts.  

“This project is important to me because I get to benefit my community, learn more about the individuals that live here, and I get to give back to those in need,” Roberts said. 

Roberts also has a more personal reason for wanting to give back to Community Outreach.   

“Along with the 400 plus people that come to Community Outreach every month, my family, (my) mom and siblings…also receive food donations from them (Community Outreach) as needed,” Roberts said. 

There are other ways to help Community Outreach as well and contribute to Roberts food drive.  

“If donating food is unable, I have a Venmo and Cash App where people can donate money,” Roberts said. “The money will be used to buy more non-perishable items and then given to Community Outreach to give to the families fighting hunger. I also would be more than happy to drive to Pittsburg to do personal pickups due to transportation or no-contact porch pickups due to the virus. If people just cannot donate at all, that is fine as well; I’d just like to ask that everyone be mindful and help others in need when they can: especially with the holidays approaching.” 

Roberts has received 400 items and is over halfway to meeting her goal of 600 items.  

Roberts intends to stop collecting donations on Monday, Nov. 23.   

“…But if I end up getting a call a day or two after the deadline has been met, I would still be okay with collecting those items to take to Community Outreach,” Roberts said.  

For more information, contact Roberts by phone (417-321-1652) or via email (roberts.destiny15@gmail.com). 

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