PROJECT 68 HOURS

SRU cabinet stuffing backpacks for kids

From their school lunch on Friday until their school breakfast each Monday, many children in the local area go up to 68 hours without enough food to eat. To help combat this growing hunger issue, Slippery Rock University's Campus Volunteer Corp has initiated Project 68 Hours. During the month of October, the group is collecting food and monetary donations to help fill backpacks with nutritious food items. The backpacks will be distributed to needy children in New Castle, Sharon and Butler. (From left) SRU cabinet members Rita Abent, executive director for communication and public affairs; Amir Mohammadi, vice president for finance, administration and advancement services; Cheryl Norton, president; Ed Bucha, executive director of the SRU Foundation; and Tina Moser, chief of staff, helped kick-off the campaign by stuffing the first backpacks for the project. University offices and/or individuals interested in filling a backpack should contact Laural Dagnon, CSIL director of programming, at laural.dagnon@sru.edu for more information.