Professor and Students Donate Food and Supplies to Food Pantry

C. Gable Yerrid, Bill Cruz, Dora Cruz, Joseph Cline

Pictured (left-right) WMU-Cooley student C. Gable Yerrid, Pastor Bill Cruz, Dora Cruz and WMU-Cooley student Joseph Cline stand in front of their donations for the Lord’s Lighthouse Ministry food pantry.

WMU-Cooley Law School Professor Stevie Swanson and WMU-Cooley students recently donated a truck full of food and supplies to the food pantry at the Lord’s Lighthouse Ministry in Wimauma, Florida. The ministry serves local migrant workers and their families and helps these individuals meet their basic dietary needs.

Swanson and two students, C. Gable Yerrid and Joseph Cline, delivered the donations on July 20. Following their trip to the pantry, the group traveled to a migrant camp to distribute food baskets to families.

“This project would not have been successful without their efforts and the overwhelming generosity of many of my students,” Swanson said. “I am so honored to be surrounded by such dedicated students. Their commitment to service is truly inspirational.”

C. Gable Yerrid, Stevie Swanson, Joseph Cline

Pictured (left-right) WMU-Cooley Student C. Gable Yerrid, WMU-Cooley Professor Stevie Swanson and WMU-Cooley student Joseph Cline stand in front of their donations for the Lord’s Lighthouse Ministry food pantry.

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Donation benefits local migrant workers and families

Food baskets distributed at migrant camp


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