MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan University student-athletes and the CMU Athletics Department are actively working to help provide food for the underprivileged in the Mid-Michigan community through involvement in such initiatives as the IRIDE/WCFX “Caravan of Care.”
Food was collected at both the Jan. 25 women's basketball game against Ohio and the Jan. 27 wrestling match against Lehigh, and any fan who donated four non-perishable items received a “buy one get one free” ticket discount for their generosity.
Student-athletes from the volleyball and field hockey teams visited Morey Courts in Mount Pleasant on both Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 to assist the WCFX radio station in collecting goods.
This is the sixth consecutive year in which the volleyball team and CMU Athletics have assisted the efforts of the Caravan of Care.
Sponsored by the Isabella Country Transportation Commission and hosted for more than 20 years by the WCFX radio station, the Caravan of Care was a week-long drive to collect non-perishable food items, dry foods and toiletries to assist those in the local community who are in need. Money was also raised to benefit the Salvation Army, the Child and Family Enrichment Council, the Isabella County Red Cross and the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen.