For the second consecutive year, the Wright State University Police Department participated in No-Shave November and officers’ follicle neglect benefited the Raider Food Pantry.
On Dec. 17, officers donated nonperishable food items and toiletries, including chicken noodle soup, cereal, peanut butter crackers and much-needed water and toilet paper to the pantry.
“Having all of this water is really helpful,” said Tylar O’Neal-White, student advocate and case manager in Counseling and Wellness and manager of the Raider Food Pantry.
The Raider Food Pantry is an emergency food service pantry that supports students and their families.
University police officers raised $1,000 for their participation in No-Shave November, a $600 increase from last year. Male officers were given permission to grow facial hair while female officers would color strands of hair and their nails with a donation to participate.
“This year we had almost the entire department get involved,” said Kurt Holden, interim director of public safety.
O’Neal-White says the significant donation will allow the pantry to support students in need. “It definitely says a lot that they are wanting to support the students in their community,” said O’Neal-White.
Information about supporting the Raider Food Pantry is available on the organization’s website.