The Clayton State Department of Psychology is sponsoring the Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Drive at Clayton State this spring. Speakers from the Atlanta Community Food Bank will be on campus on Wednesday, Apr. 25, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in Clayton Hall, room T101, to discuss the work of the organization and illustrate how anyone in the community can get involved to help those without food.
Everyone is invited to participate and get involved by helping collect food and non-perishable items. Currently there are four collection stations on campus, located in the Student Activity Center (by the information desk), at the information desk in the James M. Baker University Center, in the Arts and Science Building, and in the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Building common area at the vending machines.
Here is a list of the items most needed by the Food Bank:
Most Needed Food Items: Non Food Items:
Peanut Butter Diapers (any size)
Canned Tuna Adult Diapers
Canned Beans Baby Wipes
Canned Soups, Stews and Pastas Feminine Hygiene Products
100% Fruit Juice Toilet Tissue
Canned Fruits and Vegetables Toothpaste
Macaroni and Cheese Dinners Toothbrushes
Whole Grain, Low Sugar Cereals Bath soap
• No Glass Containers
• No Baby Food or Formula
• No Condiments
• No Salad Dressing
• No Pet Foods
According to Psychology Department Chair Dr. Donna McCarty, the Department of Psychology became involved through the efforts of Clayton State student Heidi Ulrich, who decided to ask the Department to sponsor the Atlanta Food Bank Food Drive as part of a project she is doing for one of her courses in the Psychology program.
“She has arranged for the speakers to come to campus and for the drive to take place,” notes McCarty.