KUAC Staff Donates Food Items in Thanksgiving Drive

Nov. 19, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas athletics department donated more than 2,100 food items to local agencies during its annual holiday food drive for the needy throughout the Lawrence community. The Thanksgiving dinner items, which were collected from Oct. 28 to Nov. 19, were donated to the Pélathé Community Resource Center and The Salvation Army.

Members of the KUAC Staff Advisory Committee organized the collection and distributed the food to the local centers.

The Pélathé Community Resource Center is Lawrence’s Indian Center. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of American Indian culture, to serve as a conduit for the Indian Community in partnership with others, and to serve all people in need. Its goal is to offer a holistic approach to meeting social needs with an emphasis on providing for immediate needs, in conjunction with developing appropriate programs for the future.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination. For more than a century, The Salvation Army has provided shelter for the homeless, comprehensive child development programs, counseling, utility assistance, food, clothing, welfare grants and medical care for families, addiction and correctional programs and emergency disaster relief.

For more information on these charities, please visit www.pelathe.org/mission.html and www.salvationarmy.org.