Students Contribute to Local Food Pantry

April 13, 2010

Mount Union College students made a canned food drive held through the College Bookstore a success, generously giving to those in need.

The canned goods were displayed in the Bookstore, before being donated to a local food pantry.

The canned goods will be donated to the First Christian Church of Alliance Food Pantry. Students received 10 percent off a clothing item with the donation of one canned good and 20 percent off with two canned goods. However, many students donated far beyond what was required to get the discount.

'We had students bringing in more than two canned goods, even though they would not receive more than the 20 percent off,' said Mary Fisher, director of the Bookstore. 'We had faculty donate, and everyone was just very generous.'

Jennifer Broome, director of service-learning and community service at Mount Union, says that although it seems there are many food drives going on during this time of year, food pantries often rely on these holiday donations to sustain them throughout the entire year.

'At this time of year we are reminded of our many blessings. It is also important to realize that there are many people in need right here in our own community,' said Broome. 'We are proud of the College's tradition of giving back to the community through events such as this.'

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