The University of Findlay collects more than 37,000 pounds of food for Chopin Hall, surpasses last year’s record by more than 10,000 pounds

The University of Findlay, with help from community members, faculty, staff and students, collected 37,271 pounds of food on Nov. 9 during its Helping Hands Across America food drive – 10,947 pounds more than last year’s total of 26,324 pounds.

This year’s total is a new record for the University, which has collected 101,600 pounds of food since the event began in 2006. All of the donations were given to Chopin Hall in Findlay.

Donations were accepted both at Henderson Dining Hall on campus and at the Tiffin Avenue Walmart. WFIN, WCKY and student radio station WLFC all broadcast live from Henderson throughout the day.

UF’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Rotaract Club, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and UFOSEA (UF Ohio Student Education Association) volunteered to assist in collecting donations.

Universities served by Sodexo across the country participate in the Helping Hands initiative, which is designed to help neighbors in need by donating non-perishable food items to a local charity.

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Posted on November 23, 2011, in Pop Culture and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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