School of Pharmacy plans drive-thru food collection for community

Marshall School of Pharmacy and the Fairfield Community Development Corporation are hosting a drive-thru food collection Friday, May 29, for the Facing Hunger FoodBank. Between noon and 5 p.m., donors may enter the Charleston Avenue side of the Stephen J. Kopp Hall back parking lot and exit via 11th Avenue. Non-perishable food items and cash will be accepted.

“We are always glad to step up and help our community,” said Dr. Gayle A. Brazeau, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been taxing on all of us, but it has especially strained social services such as community food banks. We are excited to partner with the Fairfield Community Development Corporation for this food drive.”

Brazeau said School of Pharmacy faculty and staff are volunteering to work the food drive.

Facing Hunger Foodbank is a private, non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1983. Its Tri-State service area includes Cabell and Wayne counties in West Virginia.