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Brenau student-athletes serve meals at Gainesville shelter
Brenau Good News at Noon
Brenau students from left to right, Lily Li, Britney Powe, Jocelyn Heng, Lavender Qin, Rachel Pei, Ayana Daniels, Nia Griffin, Chyna Thomas, Shelly Restificar, Diamond Wood, Jasmine Brewster, Sara Jane Bowers and Qualencia Wiggles pose for a photo after volunteering to serve hot meals at Good News at Noon on Good Friday. - photo by Mike Lochstampfor

Brenau University student-athletes worked on the Stop Hunger Project by providing hot meals on Good Friday last month through Good News at Noon, a Gainesville shelter that provides daily meals and distributes weekly groceries.

“I was in an editorial and feature writing class last semester that created a publication called Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County,” said Jasmine Brewster, a senior mass communication major and member of the Golden Tigers soccer team from London, England. “We made connections with homeless shelters, the food bank and people who had personally faced hunger. So we got back in touch with those contacts, and we chose to work with Good News at Noon because they serve hot meals, and it was simple for us to get our food provider, Aramark, to bring hot meals to them.”

About 15 student volunteers, including athletes, non-athletes and several students from China, spent Good Friday serving the meals at the shelter along with Aramark volunteers. More than 50 meals were provided.

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