Students to participate in 3rd annual food drive March 31

Author: Paul Horn

Students from the University of Notre Dame will go through area neighborhoods Saturday (March 31) collecting nonperishable items in the third annual Notre Dame Canned Food Drive.

Organized by the Universitys Center for Social Concerns, World Hunger Coalition and residence halls, the drive will donate all items to the Food Bank ofNorthern Indiana.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. at theStepanCenteron campus with a send-off featuring remarks by Dennis Brown, executive director of the food bank. Collected items will be blessed at 5 p.m. at theStepanCenterby Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame, then delivered to the food bank. Campus radio station WVFI will provide musical entertainment throughout the day.

The drive has been organized and implemented by students with the assistance of Center for Social Concerns staff members. Organizers hope to collect 15,000 pounds of food.

* Contact: * _Rosie McDowell, director of student outreach for service and social action, Center for Social Concerns, , 574-631 0468

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