By Hadley Montgomery
On February 10, Kappa Omega Sorority hosted the first Sewanee Hearts and Grocery Carts at the Community Action Committee. The purpose of the event was to raise money and cans for the CAC, Otey Parish’s outreach ministry, to provide financial and food assistance to people in the community that are in need. The event was sponsored by local organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Delta Theta, Alpha Tau Zeta, Kappa Delta, Lambda Chi, Theta Pi, and Phi Kappa Epsilon. Each organization created a gift bag for a silent auction that attendees could bid on. There were also raffle items donated by local businesses like The Sewanee Inn, Crossroads, Julia’s, The Blue Chair, Taylor’s Mercantile, Ivy Wild, and The Mountain Goat Market. Sewanee Dining and Chef Rick also sponsored the food provided for the attendees. With the help of sponsors, Sewanee Hearts and Grocery Carts raised just over nine-hundred dollars and collected almost three-hundred canned goods. The student leader of the event Katie Snyder wanted to “thank you all for all of the support we have received from the student body and community. For the first year with this event, we surpassed our goals set. It means a lot not only to Kappa Omega, but also to the people we are helping because the food and money we raised will go a long way.” The members of Kappa Omega hope to host this event annually to continue giving back to the community.