Making an impact in food insecurity
Drew Thoennes, pursues a double major in computer science and mathematics. He makes an impact through his everyday actions in student organizations – one being the director of donations for the ACE Campus Food Pantry. Located in the Baptist Student Foundation, 200 N. Russell Street, ACE provides groceries and more to members of the Purdue community who experience food insecurity.
As donations director, Drew helps to coordinate donations of food and dollars and the thanking of donors. Drew said. “You’d be surprised by the diversity of the people who walk in the door. It’s not just grad students, who we see often, but it’s also Purdue staff and faculty. It’s people from the community. It’s people you might not expect, all in need, and we’re so happy to be on campus to help them and make an impact.”