Aggie Coat Closet Donation

Dec 7, 2023

Natasha Eidson

OPSU Coat Closet and Food Pantry Receives Donation from Invenergy

The Oklahoma Panhandle State University Coat Closet and Food Pantry is open and ready to serve students. With a more accessible location this season, housed in the Student Union Building, the Coat Closet and Food Pantry is set for success with the assistance of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and the Student Government Association (SGA). 

Invenergy, an independent, global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, generously donated $500 to support the University’s Coat Closet and Food Pantry initiative. Invenergy’s donation, facilitated by Amber White, has been earmarked to help purchase coats to provide students with necessary winter clothing and boost the resources available to assist students facing food insecurity. SGA President, Austin Jacobs, conveyed appreciation for Invenergy’s support, stating, “We are grateful to Invenergy for their contribution to allow us to keep aiding our students in need.”

University President Dr. Julie Dinger stated, “Thank you to our friends at Invenergy for supporting the OPSU Coat Closet and Food Pantry. This time of year is especially challenging for those with food insecurity, and this gift will help SGA provide support to their fellow students.”

The support from Invenergy reflects the strong commitment of the campus community and external partners to uplift students and create an environment that promotes their well-being and success.

The Academic Resource Center Coordinator, MaKenze Anderson, expressed gratitude for the community’s ongoing support and the recent relocation of the Coat Closet and Food Pantry to the Student Union Building. “The pantry’s move aims to enhance accessibility for students, thanks to the Student Government Association establishing regular weekly hours for its operation. Additionally, ARC will ensure accessibility for students who may need assistance,” said Anderson.

Dean of Student Services, Laura Hutchinson commented, “I’m delighted in the initiative shown by SGA to ensure students who have need can get access to warm clothing this winter. Students were quick to volunteer their time to staff it, and I think they see it as part of the broader mission of SGA to serve all OPSU students, on or off campus. I’m very proud of their leadership.”

For those interested in contributing to the OPSU Coat Closet and Food Pantry, donations of food, coats, or monetary contributions can be made to the Academic Resource Center or through the Aggie Care’s account.

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