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December 7, 2017

2018 MLK Day of Service volunteer site signups now open

Students gathered for a meal midway through MLK Day of Service 2017. Students can sign up now to volunteer during the 2018 MLK Day of Service.

Students participating in Finlandia University’s third annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service are invited to sign up for their service site now.

Dr. King was a vibrant and dynamic leader for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. Finlandia University and the local community have combined efforts to renew discussions about equality [...]

September 28, 2017

Student needs pantry available to all Finlandia students

Finlandia University’s mission has always been about making college as accessible as possible for students. Part of that mission in today’s iteration of the university is The Table, a pantry available to all students that provides food and other basic essentials to students in need.

“In order for a student to maximize personal growth while at FinnU, they need to have all of their basic needs met,” Rev. Soren Schmidt said. “At The Table, we make sure that no [...]

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August 24, 2017

The Table seeking donations to start school year

Finlandia University is proud host to The Table: Student Needs Pantry & Services, which was made available do to generous support of the Seibert Lutheran Foundation to provide those in need with food and basic essentials.

To start the school year with full shelves, The Table is seeking your donations!

How to help The Table

Finlandia University’s The Table is stocked entirely by donations from caring individuals and groups who are committed to helping “The Table” and those Finlandia students in need. [...]

October 3, 2016

The Table focusing on breakfast and toiletries in early October 2016

Finlandia University’s The Table: Student Needs Pantry & Services is always accepting donations. While any donations are accepted, below is a list of our focus for the next two weeks:

Breakfast Items Cereal Toaster Pastries Breakfast Bars (granola, etc.) Dry Milk Non-Dairy Milk Juices Fruits/Veggies (fresh, canned, or frozen) Toiletries Toothbrushes Toothpaste Mouthwash/Rinse

Grateful students in need utilize the pantry on a regular basis. Any and all help for collecting donations is greatly appreciated. Donation boxes will soon be placed around campus at a later date.

Donations are always welcomed for “The Table” as there is consistent usage. [...]

September 15, 2016

Campus Ministry seeking donations for The Table

Donations are still being accepted for The Table: A Student Needs Pantry located in the Chapel of St. Matthew. They can be dropped off at the Campus Pastor’s Office in the basement of the chapel at anytime.

“Thank you to all dropping donations off,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “The needs pantry and the students thank you. We have consistent usage of the pantry, and items continue to need replenishing.”

While any donations are accepted, below is a list of our focus for [...]

August 17, 2016

The Table is seeking donations

As we look to begin another year, we also look to continue serving those in need. “The Table: A student needs pantry” is looking on the light side, and is in need of immediate donations to begin the school year to assist with our student’s needs in many and various ways.

Please consider bringing in some early donations to “The Table” such as (but not limited to):

Canned goods (soup, veggies, pasta sauce, peanut butter, etc.) Dried goods (powdered milk, pasta, rice, [...]

October 17, 2015

Feeding America and Finlandia’s The Table Distribute 16,000 pounds of food

By Chelsea Blanck

They were bundled up in warm clothes on a frigid fall day with empty boxes in hand, waiting to be filled with food.

On September 18th, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (Feeding America), Campus Ministries’ The Table, and over 70 of Finlandia’s students volunteered to serve 16,000 pounds of food to 1,100 community members.

“People of all walks of life were served, no questions asked, except their name and family size,” said Finlandia University [...]