Southwest Tech Student Food Pantry receives $10,000 donation

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Fennimore Wis. – The Professional Staff Association (PSA) of Southwest Tech, AFT-Wisconsin Local 3670 recently contributed $10,000 to the Southwest Tech Student Food Pantry. The Student Food Pantry is a volunteer service provided and supported by the College faculty and staff to assist current students. This is the second time in two years the Southwest Tech PSA Local 3670 has made a contribution of this size in support of the campus food pantry.

“We understand that our food pantry is heavily used by our students and by giving we can help alleviate one barrier, leading toward continued student success,” PSA Local 3670 Secretary/ Treasurer Lori Garvey stated. “We are proud of our students and their accomplishments and are happy to support them in this manner.”

“The faculty and staff at Southwest Tech do great things to support students,” Beth Cummins, President of PSA of Southwest Tech, AFT-Wisconsin Local 3670 added. “The food pantry is a resource for students that we would like to see remain available for years to come.”

The Southwest Tech Student Food Pantry partners with Second Harvest Foodbank to allow financial donations to go even further and serve the maximum students possible. The contribution qualifies the Foundation to receive additional matching funds from the Feinstein Foundation’s 17th Annual $1 Million Match to Fight Hunger. All contributions received through April 30th for the Student Food Pantry also qualify Southwest Tech for matching funds provided by the Feinstein Foundation.

The Southwest Tech Foundation’s mission is to promote learning through funding and activities that enable Southwest Tech to provide opportunities for success. The Southwest Tech Foundation invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to contribute to this and other programs at Southwest Tech to help eliminate financial barriers that prevent students from achieving their education and career goals. For more information on how you can make a difference in the life of a student at Southwest Tech, please contact Betsy Tollefson, Director of Development of the Southwest Tech Foundation at 608-822-2362 or visitwww.swtc.edu.

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