Warren Wilson College applicants help provide Thanksgiving meals to residents in need

Press release (via Warren Wilson College):

Warren Wilson College applicants give Thanksgiving meals to Western North Carolina residents

Asheville, N.C. – Nov. 25, 2015Warren Wilson College’s application process for admission now provides meals for people in need. For every application submitted before Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, the Office of Admissions will donate the equivalent of one Thanksgiving meal to Loving Food Resources, a nonprofit providing food, health and personal care items to people in Western North Carolina living with HIV, AIDS or in home hospice care.

“If you plan to apply to Warren Wilson, I invite you to do it this week,” says Janelle Holmboe, vice president for enrollment. “Not because it will mean you get a faster admission decision. Not because it will mean you get more scholarship dollars. But because it will mean that by doing something you were already planning on doing, you can join us in making a difference in someone’s life in a very real way.”

Loving Food Resources, which supports 18 counties in western North Carolina, is a community partner of the college and the Service Program regularly pairs students with the organization to work with customers, weigh and carry boxes and assist with clean up. The food pantry is also a site visited during the annual Warren Wilson College Service Day, which focuses on food security and supporting community partners to address hunger and access to nutritious and sustainably produced food.

“Loving Food Resources (LFR) is proud to be a long-standing community partner of Warren Wilson College,” says Barbara Bell, president of the LFR Board of Directors. “We value the enthusiasm the students bring to LFR. Our clients and volunteers are noticeably brighter when the Service Learning Crew is with us. We cannot imagine life without Warren Wilson College!”

By applying to Warren Wilson College before midnight Sunday, Nov. 29, students no longer have to wait to be part of a campus culture dedicated to making a difference in the world, according to Holmboe. “This week, the week of giving thanks, we will be living our values. Making a difference doesn’t have to wait until you’re a college graduate or even, in this case, a college student,” she reports.

Warren Wilson College’s application process includes high school GPA, the student’s personal statement, letters of recommendation and community service record. Applicants may choose whether or not they wish to submit their SAT or ACT exam scores as a part of their application.

To apply, please visit https://www.warren-wilson.edu/admission/application.

About Max Hunt
Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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