In their December meeting, Fayetteville Public Utilities’ (FPU) Student Utility Board (SUB) served the community by delivering food donations for FPU’s Harvest of Hope Food Drive and reading and making crafts with children at Amana Head Start.

The SUB started their day by collecting donations from the Harvest of Hope food drive and loading them on to the truck to take to Good Samaritan of Lincoln County. Every year, FPU partners with Good Samaritan to collect nonperishable food items for those in our community who are in need. Members of the Student Utility Board took the first truck load of items.

FPU accepted donations through Dec. 31.

The Student Utility Board then went to Amana Head Start where they assisted the children with several Christmas crafts. After the crafts, several of the students read books to the children.

“I really enjoyed reading to the kids at Amana Head Start,” said Stephen Yatsko, SUB member. “It is always good when you can help the future generation in our community.”

The students finished the day by wrapping several gifts to be taken to the children at Amana Head Start. These gifts were given out to the children during their Christmas party.

“It’s important to Fayetteville Public Utilities to support the children in our community,” said FPU CEO and General Manager Britt Dye. “These children are our future.”

“FPU is more than just utilities,” said Nevarious Hampton, SUB member. “They help those who are less fortunate, and they truly care about this community.”

The FPU Student Utility Board will meet in January to learn about FPU’s customer service, administration and engineering departments.

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