Aug 20, 2014

College of Biosciences Students Help Feed Hungry Kansas City Families

On Aug. 15, new College of Biosciences students had their first opportunity to help KCUMB fulfill its mission of “improving the well-being of the communities we serve.” Approximately 40 biomedical sciences students, along with two students in the one-year, stand-alone bioethics program, sorted donated food at Harvesters Community Food Network in Kansas City, Mo.

Harvesters is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. It provides food and related household products to more than 620 nonprofit agencies, including food pantries, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others.

Along with the students, faculty and staff participants included Marshall Andersen, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Biosciences; Julie Fountain, LMS administrator and instructional trainer in Information Technology; Britt Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor of bioethics; and Deb Mitchell, administrative assistant in the Division of Social Medicine. View our photo gallery.