Fuller Seminary is pleased to announce the success of its recent food drive, which took place over the weekend of January 21, in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary Celebration and the inauguration of President David Emmanuel Goatley.
“Marking our 75th anniversary and my inauguration as president with a community service project is meaningful for this next chapter for Fuller,” said Dr. Goatley, the sixth president of Fuller Seminary. “This is who we are and how we equip students to engage theory and practice—word and deed. I am grateful for the support of Vintage Church, Pastor Jean Burch, Lifeline Fellowship Christian Center, and Union Station in Pasadena, and look forward to continuing to grow in service to our local communities.”
With the help of Fuller Trustee and Pastor Jean Burch, Vintage Church, Lifeline Fellowship Christian Center in Altadena, and Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena, our student leaders and campus-wide volunteers engaged in food distribution to the local community around our Pasadena campus. We are thrilled to report that funds were raised through monetary donations, which supplemented the food donations received from Lifeline Fellowship Christian Center.
One hundred food boxes were filled and distributed, including nonperishable items such as rice, bread, noodles, canned meats, and beans, as well as fresh produce. Seventy-two boxes were distributed on campus and to local community members, with the remaining 28 boxes donated to Union Station Homeless Services following the event.
“The generosity and labor of love shown by all who participated, including faculty, staff, and volunteers for this event is a testament to our commitment to deepening relationships with local churches and organizations, and serving our community at all four of our campuses,” said Goatley.