November 16, 2012

Helping Hands food drive collects & donates over 4,000 lbs. & $258 in cash

Blugold Dining wishes to thank all UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff as well as members of the Eau Claire community for participating in our Helping Hands Across America food drive on Tuesday, November 13. 

As a result of everyone’s effort, over 4,000 pounds of food and $258 in cash was collected and donated to the Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire. This was a huge success as our event is one of the largest food drive donations they receive!

A special thank you goes out to the five campus groups that participated and collected over 160 pounds of food and $115 in cash! Congratulations to the top campus group which was the V-Day Campaign student organization collecting almost 16 pounds per person.

We’d also like to thank our entire Sodexo Family for their hard work supporting this project, and continuous dedication to creating exceptional dining experiences for you here on campus.

More than 14,500 individuals each month rely on food received from programs supplied by Feed My People Food Bank with 39 percent of them being children. With our campus donation, Feed My People will be able to provide 4,370 meals to our neighbors in need.

We look forward to another great Helping Hands Across America event next year to benefit our local community!

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