Kent Trumbull Students Deliver Items to Campus Care Closet

WARREN, Ohio – Honors students at Kent State University at Trumbull collaborated with Trumbull Satellite, a student-run multimedia digital magazine, to collect and deliver dry goods, canned foods and personal items to the campus Care Closet and Food Pantry.

Aside from rigorous coursework, honors students are encouraged to find ways to make a positive difference in the lives of those around them. In this case, they chose fellow students who may be struggling with food insecurity.

“When I first visited the Care Closet and Food Pantry, I was amazed by all of the items available to students in need,” said Marissa Baker, a junior who is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing. “It’s great that my campus has a place like this to help fellow students.”

Trumbull’s Undergraduate Student Government operates the Care Closet and Food Pantry, providing students with food, personal items, clothing and other items.

“It’s overwhelming,” said Nancy Barker, senior adviser and student life coordinator. “Many of our students are working, going to school and taking care of their families, and the pantry provides them with some relief to focus on their studies.”

Faculty, staff and students provided the donations in December. In return, donors’ names were entered into a raffle for two $20 gift certificates to Eastwood Mall and two Kent State T-shirts donated by Student Activities.

Honors students will continue their community service work this year through the campus’s Book Buddies partnership with the Warren Public Library. With this project, students volunteer to read to elementary school students and facilitate reading-related games to help children become better readers.

In 2023, the honors students presented blankets to Rock4Reason, a nonprofit agency for local Hope Centers in Warren and Boardman. The blankets are used to help cancer patients stay warm while undergoing treatment.

For more information or to donate to Kent State Trumbull’s Care Closet, click HERE.

CREDIT: KSU at Trumbull.

Pictured at top: From left are KSU at Trumbull students Hailey Osika, Kaitlin Webb and Marissa Baker, and associate professor Ana Wetzl. (KSU at Trumbull)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.