HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2020 – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Point University family is finding ways to support its surrounding community.

PHOTO ABOVE: Members of HPU Dining and the High Point Housing Authority coordinated the food donation pick-up this week on campus.

This week, the HPU Dining team contributed 500 pounds of food to the Housing Authority of the city of High Point. The donation is enough to feed 300 people in the community.

“With the generous donation provided by High Point University and Harvest Table, the Housing Authority of the City of High Point was able to provide elderly and disabled residents with limited mobility and support systems food that will last them for several weeks,” said Angela McGill, CEO of the Housing Authority of the city of High Point. “The gratitude was evident with the smiles on their faces as Housing Authority staff delivered the boxed meals.”

“We love High Point University and being a part of this city,” said Brittany Reich, guest experience manager with HPU Dining. “During these times, we are glad to partner and support our community in any way we can. The needs are great, and we want to help support our community.”

Since the pandemic started affecting the Piedmont Triad, HPU has donated supplies to various organizations and personal protection equipment to area emergency workers. This project and similar projects have been funded in part through the generosity of those who have supported The HPU Cares Fund, which was established to meet the university’s greatest needs and to support students, faculty, staff and the community. You can contribute your support to the HPU Cares Fund during these unprecedented times at https://engage.highpoint.edu/hpucares.

Editor’s Note: 1) The High Point University Dining Team donated 500 pounds of food to the High Point Housing Authority. 2) Members of HPU’s Dining Team and the High Point Housing Authority filled a bus with food that could feed 300 people. 3) Members of HPU Dining and the High Point Housing Authority coordinated the food donation pick-up this week on campus.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20). For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs and career development, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.

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