The Daily Eastern News

65 service opportunities available in February

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

February 6, 2020

There are 65 one-time volunteer opportunities for Eastern students in February, and spots are still available for the Charleston Transitional Facility programming and the Farm to Table program Thursday morning. Beth Gillespie, director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said studen...

Food insecurity discussed at lecture Monday

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

Sociology professor Michael Gillespie gave a talk about hunger at the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Monday night. Gillespie said the problem of food insecurity is one that will stick around. “Food insecurity’s not going anywhere, unfortunately, within our town,” said Gillespie. Michael...

Hunger Action Month kicks off with ‘Pie a Celeb’

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018

Students will have a chance to throw pies at “Eastern celebrities” while supporting the three food pantries in Charleston from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Library Quad. The event was originally supposed to take place on Nov. 1 but was moved because of inclement weather. “Pie a Celeb”...

Destroy the stigma about taking from food pantries

Staff Editorial

October 31, 2018

In an interview with The Daily Eastern News on Oct. 31 2018, Michael Gillespie, a member on the EIU Hunger Action Team and a sociology professor, said he collected data that showed that 39.8 percent of students, of the 344 students who responded to the survey, showed signs of food insecurity. In th...

Food pantry helps with food insecurity on campus

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 22, 2018

The Newman Food Pantry will be open more hours each week thanks to a partnership with The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism. According to research studies performed by professor Michael Gillespie, nearly 40 percent of Eastern’s students identified as risk factors for food insecurity. ...

Super Bowl party to raise money for Charleston food pantry

Staff Report

January 29, 2018

A Super Bowl party with the intent of raising money for a local food pantry is set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Roc’s Blackfront Restaurant and Lounge. Because Roc’s kitchen is closed on Sundays, the fundraiser will be downstairs. All musicians' “tips” will be given to the Charleston...

Programs G.I.V.E new students chance to volunteer

Prowl leader Kallista Martin loads boxes of food to be given to the Charleston Food Pantry Saturday as a part of Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

August 20, 2017

On and off campus, new students were out on Saturday volunteering for different programs as a part of Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. Students registered in advance to volunteer for programs offered during the summer. These included helping out at the Douglas Hart Nature Center, working on the Lake Charleston...

Hunger Action Month activities exceed initial goals

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2016

  The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism raised over $900 during Hunger Action Month, with the money coming from numerous fundraisers and Coin Wars. All proceeds will be donated to three local food pantries. The Coin Wars competition, where different departments competed to collect...

Student community service to fight against hunger

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

November 10, 2015

Students can participate in weekly events geared toward battling hunger during the month of November. The student community service office will be hosting these events until Thanksgiving break, with specific days focusing on how to fight hunger issues in surrounding areas. The events inclu...

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