EKU Retirees Association Collecting for Food Drive

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The Eastern Kentucky University Retirees Association (EKURA), in conjunction with the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA), is collecting canned foods for the “Yes, We Can Feed Kentucky” food drive.

The EKURA’s collection of canned foods will be donated to the Richmond Home Meals Delivery program, which is running short of items to prepare the approximately 60 meals delivered on a daily basis.

The Delivery program will also need donations for the Thanksgiving meal it delivers, expected this year to number about 300.

EKURA will collect canned goods throughout October and is looking for cans of green beans, pork and beans, corn and tomato sauce, as well as bags of dried beans. Donations can be dropped off at the Baptist Student Union on the EKU campus between 8 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday (indicate the canned foods are part of the EKURA service project).

EKURA has received a grant from the KRTA to support a local project that provides food for those in need. Member contributions will be added to what is purchased with the grant and other monetary donations.

Membership in the EKURA is open to any retired EKU faculty or staff member. In addition to its affiliation with the KRTA, the organization has also voted to join the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE).

EKURA meetings are held the third Tuesday of even-numbered months at 11:30 a.m. at Gillum’s Restaurant in the Richmond Mall.

Day trips are scheduled for the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months and will include the Cincinnati Underground Railroad Museum and river boat lunch tour in November, the Frankfort-Salato Wildlife Area and Vietnam Memorial in March 2013, the Corvette Museum and railroad museum in Bowling Green in May 2013 and the Rosemary Clooney Museum and Fleming County covered bridge tour in July 2013.

The traditional Christmas luncheon will be held Dec. 18 at the Heritage House Bed and Breakfast. The EKURA will once again be collecting hats, gloves and scarves at the Christmas luncheon for donation to the Salvation Army. Questions regarding the EKURA can be directed to rongwolfe@bellsouth.net.

Published on October 17, 2012