Power outages left many residents concerned with where they may receive their next meal. Albany State University faculty and staff members offered a little relief Saturday to storm victims by delivering 400 meals to the Salvation Army and local churches.
ASU food service providers, Aramark and Sodexo, prepared meals that included breakfast, lunch and dinner items.
“It is important for residents of this community to know that their sense of family extends to their university, Albany State University. Just as we are committed to excellence in educating students, we are committed to serving citizens,” said Art Dunning, president of Albany State University. “I commend our Sodexo and Aramark food service providers for making meals available to storm victims, and I am grateful to our faculty and staff volunteers who will assist with delivering the meals.”
Meals were delivered to the Salvation Army, New Seasons Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Amazing Grace Baptist Church.
“It felt great to give back to the community that gives so much to Albany State University in terms of financial and good will support,” said Tau Kadhi, ASU provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “This being a public, state-assisted institution, it is a part of our university mission, and it is our civic duty to give back to our community.”
The Albany State University community also joined with MSA of Albany and Sherwood Baptist Church, Wednesday, to assist with storm clean-up in the Albany area.