Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Stars Project to donate thousands of pounds of food to Foodbank

WHAT: The UIS Holiday Stars Project will be presenting food collected throughout the month of November to the Central Illinois Foodbank.

WHEN: Thursday, December 3, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Public Affairs Center conference room C/D on the lower level of the PAC on the UIS campus

DETAILS: The UIS Holiday Stars Project is a month-long food drive benefitting the Central Illinois Foodbank. The project was first started in 2008, when more than 4,000 pounds of food was collected and donated to the Foodbank. Food collected this year has already surpassed the amount collected last year.

In addition to collecting food on campus, students also involve the community through a “Trick or Eat” competition. On Halloween night, fourteen student groups from UIS collected 4450.1 pounds of food.

On Thursday, all of the food collected from this year’s project will be loaded into a truck from the Central Illinois Foodbank to assist families from the 21 counties serviced by the Foodbank.

For more information, contact Kelly Thompson, director of the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center, at 217/206-8448 or kthom03s@uis.edu.

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