Leslie Tron, 23, a senior exercise physiology major from Statesville, is a regular volunteer at the service learning center.
“You know there are people out in the community who need help, so why not help?” Tron said. “It doesn’t take a lot of time. If I was in their position, I would want the same done for me.”
Other groups that helped provide the Thanksgiving meals included the Honors College, Omicron Delta Kappa, Student North Carolina Association of Educators, ECU Rotaract, the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, Air Force ROTC, and the Department of Sociology.
An annual ritual on campus, students, staff and faculty will continue to hold food and toy drives and collect donations for area organizations and charities over the next month, spreading goodwill in the community.
Some of the activities include: