Hunger, homeless collections net
2,000 pounds food, warm clothes, $600
Needy families in North Manchester are getting help with food and basic supplies this winter with the help of volunteers from Manchester College, high school students and the community. Together, they collected 2,000 pounds of food for the Manchester Food Pantry.
In addition, a campus “Bowl-over-Hunger” soup dinner raised more than $600 to aid those struggling this winter. Hats, gloves and mittens also will be purchased for distribution to area residents.
“Thanks so much to all who so enthusiastically volunteered or donated food and other items,” said Carole Miller-Patrick, coordinator of the campus Center for Service Opportunities. The food drive far exceeded its 1,500-pound goal, she noted.
Service is part of the Manchester College mission. Last year, students, faculty and staff members contributed more than 35,000 hours of community service. For more about service at Manchester College, visit www.manchester.edu.
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.