WMU-Cooley Law School Students Host Event to Benefit Kids’ Food Basket

WMU-Cooley Law School students, faculty, and staff

WMU-Cooley Law School students, faculty, and staff designed lunch sacks to donate to the Food Basket’s Sack Suppers program.

On Dec. 9, WMU-Cooley Law School’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) hosted an event to help West Michigan’s Kids’ Food Basket. Students, faculty, and staff designed lunch sacks to donate to the Food Basket’s Sack Suppers program.

Sack Suppers is a program that benefits children who are in need of a nutritional meal after school. WMU-Cooley Law School donated 120 decorated lunch sacks to area schools that pack well-balanced evening meals in for students to take home.

“We wanted to celebrate the holiday season by helping local children learn at their full potential and ensure they receive the right nutrition,” said Sorinna Griffin, BLSA vice president.

Kids’ Food Basket is a nonprofit organization attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. They began over a decade ago by serving 125 kids each school day through our Sack Supper program and now serve nearly 7,500 kids each weekday in West Michigan.

Kenyata McGill, Tonya Krause-Phelan, Devin Schindler, Millicent Southern, Gwendolyn Thomas

Kenyata McGill, BLSA president; Tonya Krause-Phelan, WMU-Cooley Law School auxiliary dean; Devin Schindler, WMU-Cooley Law School professor, and Millicent Southern and Gwendolyn Thomas, WMU-Cooley Law School students, work on lunch sack designs.

Jane Barney, Kenyata McGill, Jennifer Lennon, Dyshea Cartman, Andre Cooley

Jane Barney, WMU-Cooley Law School staff; Kenyata McGill, BLSA president; Jennifer Lennon, WMU-Cooley Law School staff; Dyshea Cartman, WMU-Cooley Law School student; and Andre Cooley, WMU-Cooley Law School student.

About Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School affiliated in 2014, combining the status of a nationally-ranked, public, comprehensive research university with the commitment to practical legal education of an independent, non-profit, national law school. WMU-Cooley is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The law school has provided nearly 20,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world, and enrolls classes in January, May, and September at its Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan campuses, and its Tampa Bay, Florida campus. WMU and the law school continue to operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.

 

Highlights

Ongoing effort aims to make sure kids have enough to eat after school

7,500 west Michigan kids benefit from program


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