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APSU hosts first Freshman Service Project of the year

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – When new Austin Peay State University students arrived on campus earlier this month, the APSU Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement invited them to participate in the University’s first Freshman Service Project. The Freshman Service Project was created to educate new students about Austin Peay’s growing emphasis on volunteering and service.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – When new Austin Peay State University students arrived on campus earlier this month, the APSU Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement invited them to participate in the University’s first Freshman Service Project. The Freshman Service Project was created to educate new students about Austin Peay’s growing emphasis on volunteering and service.

Partnering with international hunger relief non-profit Stop Hunger Now, the event drew 150 participants to the University’s Foy Fitness and Recreation Center. During the event, the group packaged more than 10,000 meals in just under two hours. The meals will be dispatched to one of the 73 countries in which Stop Hunger Now works to end food insecurity.

This was the kickoff event for the APSU Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement. The Center facilitates volunteer opportunities on and off campus throughout the year. For more information on community service at APSU, visit www.apsu.edu/volunteer