The Wright State University Foundation, Student Government Association and Wright State University Athletics will host a food drive to help stock the Raider Food Pantry at the Wright State men’s basketball game against Green Bay on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Wright State Nutter Center.
Kroger is the lead sponsor of the food drive and will generously match all donations, up to $5,000.
“We are grateful to Kroger for their continued support of Wright State University Athletics and the Raider Food Pantry,” said Scott Rash, president and CEO of the Wright State University Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity of Kroger and our Wright State Raider fans, we can truly make a difference in the lives of our students through this food drive.”
Since its opening in 2011, the Raider Food Pantry has provided access to food for any Wright State students with food insecurity.
While any nonperishable item will be appreciated, the Raider Food Pantry is especially in need of breakfast items — breakfast bars, cereal, instant oatmeal, etc. — as well as pastas and rice. Items may be placed in receptacles at Gates 3 and 9 at the Nutter Center. Cash donations are also welcome.
Fans who contribute a nonperishable food item at the game will receive a voucher for one free ticket to the next Wright State home basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., when the Raiders take on IUPUI.
Those who cannot attend the game, but who are still interested in helping the Raider Food Pantry, are encouraged to make an online gift.