More than 50 students, faculty, staff and alumni prepared and distributed meals and extremity packages to the homeless near the College of Law on Saturday, Oct. 29, as part of the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the Black Law Students Association’s annual Feed the Hungry Event.
“Many of the most vulnerable residents in the City of Atlanta are at risk of hypothermia and being that this reality is occurring just steps from Georgia State, we felt compelled to do something more than we have done in the past,” BLSA President Sakia Delaney (J.D. ’18) said. “Our BLSA Chapter has hosted an annual feed the hungry event for the past couple of years and each year we strive to impact more individuals in more ways than one.”
The student organization raised $931 to purchase supplies for the packages. On Saturday, the volunteers passed out 100 extremity packages, which along with a meal, included a pair of wool socks, a hat, gloves and a scarf. The group was also able to distribute an additional 20 sandwiches.
“It was heartwarming to see so many different people within the law school community – many with family members in tow – come together on a Saturday morning to assemble much needed care packages for the less fortunate,” said Lauren Sudeall Lucas, assistant professor of law, who also volunteered.
Delaney added, “We had a really great time and will be doing it again next year.”