Our July Club Spotlight is Bowling Green State University!
It would be an understatement to say that the last year has been one of the most challenging years for everyone in and out of the Kiwanis Family. Yet, somehow the Circle K Club at Bowling Green State University found ways to thrive!
The club knew that they wanted to continue to serve even under COVID restrictions. They quickly went to work brainstorming ideas. The club was able to come up with some great virtual, in-meeting service and social events, but what truly provided some hands on service was a new signature project!
The new signature project the club started was a Porch Pickup Food Drive. Members of the club worked through the community and their sponsoring Kiwanis Club in Bowling Green to find a list of people that would be willing to leave non-perishable food items and other hygiene products on their front porch or doorstep. The members would then drive around the community during the designated timeframe and pick up all of the items from the porches, thus avoiding any direct contact. Those donating the items were happy to look out the window and wave as the students took the items away.
This event went so well in the fall semester, that the club decided to repeat their efforts in the spring semester. All items collected were donated to the Wood County Brown Bag Food Project which strives to combat food insecurity across the entire county. BGSU Circle K truly finds ways to expand their impact even when they have to get a little creative to do it!
For more information about the Brown Bag Food Project, check out their website.
For more information about CKI’s service initiative of Food Insecurity and Homelessness and way to get involved, check out this document.