The Woodward News

Local News

November 2, 2012

NWOSU-Woodward holding annual 'Food Fight' in November

Woodward, Okla. — With the holidays around the corner, the season of giving is fast approaching, and one way you can give is by donating to the NWOSU-Woodward's 2nd annual "Food Fight" food drive this November.

"We call it the 'Food Fight,' because its a competition between the majors of NWOSU to see who can raise the most food. So education majors will compete against business majors or science majors to see which department can get the most donations," explained NWOSU-Woodward Special Events Coordinator Charlie Burns.

"I think by making the Food Fight a competition it gives the students drive to give more," Burns said. "Everyone has a bit of a competitive side to them, and the good thing about this food drive is that that competitiveness goes towards supporting a good cause."

That cause is the Woodward Community Food Pantry, which is where all the food collected during the drive will be taken to be distributed to needy families over the holidays, Burns said.

"This is NWOSU's way of giving back to the community during the holiday season," he said, noting "Last year we raised nearly 10 large plastic tubs of food; and we're hoping to do even better this year."

That is why, although it is a competition amongst the majors, NWOSU is taking contributions from outside the school as well.

"We're also accepting donations from the public," Burns said. "People can donate to our outside fund which is independent of the competition amongst the majors, or if someone has a major they favor and want to support they can choose to donate to that drive."

Burns said he would encourage the public to get involved because it is a way to support the local college while also supporting a valuable community program.

"I think you should always take every opportunity to give back tot he community.  Also you know what you're donating is going towards brightening some family's holiday," he said. "Plus its a good chance to clean out your pantry."

Food donations are being accepted now through the end of the month at the NWOSU-Woodward campus.

"We're looking primarily for canned or boxed items, preferably with a long shelf-life or distant expiration date," Burns said.

For more information about the Food Fight food drive or how you can donate, contact Charlie Burns at 254-2503.

Text Only
Local News
  • House sends income tax cut to governor

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would trim Oklahoma's personal income tax rate when state revenue improves was approved by the House on Wednesday in spite of objections that it's irresponsible in the face of critical education, health care and transportation needs.

    April 24, 2014

  • FOP to host debate for candidates

    Woodward's Fraternal Order of Police chapter is sponsoring a debate on May 20 between the two candidates hoping to become the next District 26 District Attorney.

    April 24, 2014

  • Movie premiere Thursday

    A film company interested in continuing a trend of production in the area will screen their latest full length film "Wichita" Thursday (April 24) at the Woodward Arts Theatre at 7 p.m.

    April 24, 2014

  • Personal security focus of weekend class for women

    Self-defense and personal security does not always include a physical altercation.
    The mind can often help you prevail in a potentially dangerous situation.

    April 23, 2014

  • Testing woes frustrating for students

    On Monday, Woodward 7th grader Taylor Harrison sat straight and tense in front of the computer, but she felt prepared.

    April 23, 2014

  • DSC_5249.JPG Fire units on scene of tank battery fire

    A tank battery fire that started at an oilfield disposal site northwest of Woodward early Wednesday morning continues to burn.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • City, county commissions meet

    Roundup of Monday's Woodward city and county commission meetings.

    April 22, 2014

  • Boomers win 2 in Alva festival

    The Boomer baseball team had its most successful day of the season  since March with a pair of wins in the Alva Festival on Saturday.

    April 22, 2014

  • Glitches prompt suspension of testing

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's public schools superintendent suspended online testing across the state on Monday after middle and high school students systemwide experienced disruptions during high-stakes standardized tests for the second consecutive year.

    April 22, 2014

  • Mooreland Art Show Saturday

    MOORELAND--There will be a lot of talent on display at the 28th annual Mooreland Spring Arts and Crafts Show.

    April 22, 2014

Business Marquee
AP Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.