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.