Share Our Stuff, the drive to reduce waste and share with people in need goods typically thrown away during campus and off-campus move-out, was an effective way for WUSTL students to help the St. Louis community while being environmentally conscious, said Matt Malten, assistant vice chancellor for sustainability.
“Overall, a tremendous amount of clothing, food, school supplies and small appliances were donated to Operation Food Search, ultimately helping families throughout the University community and the bistate region,” Malten said.
Operation Food Search distributed items to community agencies, including Independent Transitional Living Program, a program to help teens moving out of the foster-care system; and Agape SDA, a nearby food pantry.
In total, 51 pallets of food, clothing and school/office supplies were picked up by Operation Food Search; five pallets of miscellaneous groceries; three pallets of school/office supplies; and 43 pallets of clothing, bedding and other soft items.
“Share Our Stuff” is held at the end of the spring semester and is organized by Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, the Office of Sustainability, and Sharing With a Purpose (SWAP), a nonprofit organization sponsored through the Student Entrepreneurial Program.
For more information, visit sustain.wustl.edu/sos.