Canned Food Drive Challenge To Run Through January 21

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Capital University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning committee challenges students, faculty and staff to collect as many canned good items as possible for this year’s food drive.

Last year, in just two weeks, 10 student organizations collected approximately 1,500 pounds of food. Utilizing the power of service, the entire Capital community can exceed last year’s goal and make a difference in the lives of community members who struggle with hunger.


How Can You Help? Fill the Boxes with Cans!

Food drive boxes are located all across campus in residence hall and academic and administrative buildings. The competition runs through January 21, 2013, when Capital will hold its 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning. Canned goods will be counted on the afternoon of January 21 and a winner in each category will be declared.


Will you serve the community and win the prize?

You can win in one of three ways:

  • Be the residence hall to collect the most items,
  • Be the student organization to collect the most items, or
  • Be the academic department of administrative office to collect the most items.

For more information please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Capital University has been selected to receive the 2013 MLK Day of Service Collegiate Challenge grant. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, President Barack Obama's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. Proceeds will be donated to the First Lutheran Church Food Pantry.

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