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 Campuswide Food Drive Set for Nov. 15-22 



Nov. 3, 2004 --

Contact: Gordon Ovenshine; 724-738-4854;


HELP SOUGHT FROM MORE THAN 100 CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS                                        

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – A committee of students, faculty and staff at Slippery Rock University has organized a campuswide food drive for Nov. 15-22, open to everyone on campus and community residents. The Feed My Sheep Cupboard, based in Slippery Rock and other agencies will distribute the food.

Organizers set up collections bins for non-perishable food all major classroom buildings, as well as Bailey Library.

The College of Education has sponsored its own food drive for the past three years but the scoop was expanded this year as a means for conveying to students the importance of community service. It supports SRU’s mission statement: Slippery Rock University will excel as a caring community of lifelong learners connecting to the world.

Student Blythe McDanel, a senior, said she asked 120 campus organizations to participate. “Hunger is a problem, but ignorance is even a larger one,” the communication major from Beaver Falls said. “This project has never tried to incorporate a service3 project that could potentially get the entire campus to participate.”

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