WSOU 89.5 FM, the student-run radio station at Seton Hall University, raised a total of $1,050 to donate to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Students, alumni, and community members all contributed to this annual effort to fight food insecurity in New Jersey.
Now in its seventh year, the food drive is one of several community service projects the station organizes on an annual basis. With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing logistical challenges to the forefront in regard to collecting physical food items, WSOU decided to pivot toward a monetary donation for 2020.
WSOU Staff Representative Dalton Allison (pictured), led this year’s food drive that will provide 3,150 meals to those in need.
“There was absolutely no way that we were going to abandon a tradition of giving at a time when our community needs it the most.” Allison said. “It was certainly different than years prior when we could literally weigh our donations to the food bank, but luckily our community of students, alumni, and university members came together to help us smash past our goal of raising $895 to donate to CFBNJ.”