November 8, 2009
Valdosta State CAN Do
VALDOSTA -- Blazer Dining will host a weeklong canned food drive
Nov. 9-13 to benefit Second Harvest of South Georgia’s Valdosta
Food bank. A variety of other events -- such as a student
organization can challenge -- are also planned to inspire donations
throughout the week. Although all cans are appreciated, preferred
food items include: beans, soup, fruit, instant formula, tuna,
evaporated milk, chili and peanut butter.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Bring canned and other non-perishable foods to any Campus Dining location, including Sustella and Langdale markets.
HEARTS FOR HUNGER
Purchase and sign a $1 heart of gold at any Campus Dining location. Each dollar raised will provide six meals at an area food bank.
EIGHT -- LUNCH ON US
Sodexo, VSU’s food service provider, is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest food drive by a non-charitable organization in a 24-hour period. VSU’s goal is to collect more than 5,000 pounds of food on Nov. 12. Anyone who brings eight cans to Palms Dining Center between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. will receive a free lunch at the facility.
Student organizations are encouraged to gather cans to compete for the Can Challenge Competition. The group that weighs in with the heaviest donation will win a $250 catering gift certificate. Second place will receive a $100 catering gift certificate. Organizations interested in competing should bring their donations between 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. behind Hopper Dining Center.
For more information about the weeklong events, call Jenna Gilbert Maroney at (229) 333-7146 or e-mail her at email@example.com.