The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy’s Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) organization has decided to donate the remainder of their funds—a total of $1,000—to StopHungerNow in the wake of their closing their chapter.
StopHungerNow, according to its website, is an organization that “gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime.”
First Presbyterian Church of Clinton and PC began a partnership to support StopHungerNow in April 2013.
Dick Swetenburg, a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Mission Committee, said about StopHungerNow, “This project is most worthwhile as it responds to the call from Jesus for us to ‘feed the hungry’ and provides a hands-on experience as our people are actually involved in the preparation of 10,000 meals.”
Rebecca Conley, the president of AMCP, had the opportunity to volunteer with StopHungerNow after learning about the organization through PC’s Student Volunteer Services.
She said about AMCP’s decision to donate its funds to StopHungerNow, “Once I presented the idea and my experience to AMCP members, everyone was on board with donating the money to such a great cause with direct impacts that we knew would reach the lives of impoverished populations. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to help such a deserving cause and hope that other organizations see the need in the future!”
AMCP’s $1,000 donation to StopHungerNow is enough to package meals for 10,000 people worldwide.
Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins, pastor at First Presbyterian Church, said of this donation and PC’s continuing support of StopHungerNow, “ACMP’s amazing gift of $1,000 helped us toward our goal of packaging 20,000 meals in 2017. We love having all of the campus and community groups coming together to join forces with people all over the world in an effort to ‘stop hunger now’ in Laurens County and beyond.”
Dr. Nancy Goodbar, the assistant dean for professional and student affairs and the faculty advisor for the Pharmacy Student Governance Association, agreed that “Our students truly embody the mottos of PC and PCSP, ‘While We Live, We Serve,’ and ‘Care for the Community.’ AMCP’s decision, along with the support of their faculty advisor, Dr. Gene Reeder, certainly made this donation possible. My heart bursts with pride for the great things our students and faculty do!”
For more information about Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, visit pharmacy.presby.edu.
Presbyterian College is located on a striking 240-acre campus in Clinton, between Columbia and Greenville, S.C. Offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in communities, PC offers its students the benefit of engaging with an exceptional faculty who take individual interest in their students’ well-being, both personally and in the classroom. The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy opened in 2010, and is dedicated to the ideals of leadership, honor to the profession, and service to the community. For more information about Presbyterian College, visit www.presby.edu.
Written by Erika Gotfredson, a senior English major from Berkeley Lake, Ga.