Alpha Phi Omega Collects Canned Goods to Benefit Local Food Pantries on Community Day
April 01, 2010
Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity at Mount Union College, collected over 900 canned goods to donate to local food pantries in the Alliance area at the College's 17th annual Community Day.
At last year's Community Day, Alpha Phi Omega members volunteered to collect cans for local food pantries.
A canned good was the admission "price" for the Mount Union vs. Heidelberg football game, held Saturday, October 12. A total of 903 cans were collected at the game. Student members of Alpha Phi Omega volunteered to collect the cans and distribute them to local food pantries.
"Collecting the non-perishable food items was a new twist to our Community Day, and we were pleased with the response," Harry Paidas, vice president for public affairs and marketing, said. "It was heartening to see the large number of people who responded to Alpha Phi Omega's request to help fill the local food pantries. Many fans who already had their tickets were also generous donors in addition to those who exchanged their canned goods for tickets."
Other community day events included the Mount Union College cheerleaders Cheer Clinic and a pre-game brunch.