Bag distribution Nov. 14-18
Food-filled bag collection Nov. 19-20
Community, College collaborate to bowl
over hunger with Nov. 13-20 campaign
In an annual community collaboration, North Manchester residents and Manchester College will help their less-fortunate neighbors and friends during 2011 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week beginning Sunday, Nov. 13.
Expectations are always high for the annual food drive: Students at Manchester High School and the College expect to collect more than 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food and household items from households in the community. This year, students will deliver plastic bags to North Manchester households during the entire week and will collect them on the weekend, Nov. 19-20.
Cereals, peanut butter, spaghetti, fruit, soap and detergents are high on the need list.
The community also is invited to join in Bowl Over Hunger, an awareness week kickoff event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 in the College Union. All participants will receive a donated bowl, soup, breadsticks and a drink. They’ll keep their bowls as reminders of the empty bowls in homes in their community. The fund-raiser is $5 per participant; no reservations are necessary. To donate a bowl or to participate in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, contact Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 260-982-5084.
The food drive is a collaboration of the College Office of Volunteer Services, Circle K campus Kiwanis club, Manchester High School Key Club and individual volunteers. To donate items directly, the Manchester Food Pantry is open 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at 500 N. Front St., sponsored by the Fellowship of Churches.