HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Community College Alpha Chi Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will host a 5K Miles for Meal Run, Walk, Give event on Sunday, Sept. 19, on the main campus in Hanceville. The event will benefit the Lions’ Pride food pantry that is available to all Wallace State students.
The 5K Miles for Meals event is this year’s Distinguished College Project for PTK. The club received a national Hallmark Award in 2020 for hosting a middle school math tournament for students across north Alabama.
“This year’s college project is especially meaningful as it will help our Wallace State students,” said Stacey Sivley, PTK sponsor. “With the recent increases in the price of everyday items, dollars aren’t stretching as far as they did before. We’re glad to be able to give to the Lions’ Kitchen, so that students who may need a little help can find it here at Wallace State.”
There is no entry fee for the event. PTK is asking for donations of non-perishable food items that can be most useful to college students, especially those who may be living in dorms.
“While canned goods will be accepted, most needed are things peanut butter, cereal, granola bars, microwavable mac and cheese and things like that,” Sivley said.
Registration will be from 2-2:45 p.m. outside of Tom Drake Coliseum, with the event beginning at 3 p.m. Each participant will receive a T-shirt. Register in advance at https://forms.office.com/r/XZ9cHesKxe.
Wallace State’s PTK Honor Society inducts new student members with an evening reception during each fall and spring semester. Wallace State students are eligible for consideration if they maintain a 3.5 GPA for 12 or more credit hours the previous semester.