MTSU freshmen paused from their first-year college instruction on Sept. 13 to give back to the community in a big way.
The Freshman Day of Service took place from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
MTSU freshmen, joined by other campus volunteers, assembled snack packs to encourage healthy eating for children in after-school programs in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
Hannah Fox, philanthropic coordinator for MTSU’s Student Government Association, said more than 400 bags were packed within the first hour of the event. Fox said the volunteers’ goal was 2,017 snack packs because 2017 is when most of the new freshmen will graduate.
They easily surpassed their goal by almost 500 packs.
Read more about the “Freshman Day of Service” at http://mtsunews.com/2013-freshman-day-of-service.