The Wake County alumni network is taking its volunteer spirit to the bank on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to noon, when it will volunteer at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Adam Compton, the Wake County alumni network leader, says anyone is welcome to participate.
“It’s open to alumni, non-alumni, their spouses and children, anyone who is a Wolfpack fan, we’d love to have them out,” says Compton.
It’s the first time the Wake County network has volunteered at the food bank, Compton says, but the network’s members have been involved in other volunteer efforts in the past, such as their work on National Wolfpack Service Day.
Compton salutes the Wake County network’s degree of engagement. “One of the things that we’ve been trying to do is increase our community service,” he says. “[NC State] students are constantly doing community service but, when they graduate, it’s a little hard to find opportunities.”
The food bank event serves as a great way for people to interact with and meet fellow alumni, Compton says. It’s also a way for the food bank to impact the community.
“I volunteered personally and everyone always seems to have a good time,” Compton says. “It resonates in our community to see the Food Bank and learn about the work that they’re doing.”