MU College of Business Club exceeds goal to aid town food pantry
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University College of Business Club Holiday Food Drive has had another successful year, demolishing the 1,500-item goal set for this year and more than doubling the 1,295 items collected last year.
Students, faculty and staff came together in teams named after their favorite super heroes. Nine teams had three weeks to collect their items and received bonus points for bringing in certain items at particular times.
The top team, Supergirl, contributed 479 items. Collectively, the teams brought in 2,863 items that will go to the North Manchester Food Pantry.
The club’s Community Outreach Committee, led by senior accounting student Renée Neher, coordinated the food-drive effort.
Neher, who graduates in December and has accepted a position with Crowe Horwath in Chicago, said she couldn’t have done it without the hard work of her committee members, and all of the students who gave items toward this important cause, saying, “It’s a great way to end my time here at Manchester!”
About Manchester University:
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.