Tuesday, November 2, 2010

UIS students collect 8,294 pounds of canned food

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield collected 8,294 pounds of food during the annual Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods competition Halloween night.

Seventeen teams of UIS student volunteers canvassed Springfield neighborhoods to collect non-perishable food items Sunday night. The teams visited the neighborhoods before Halloween, distributing door hangers that explained the project.

The drive is part of the UIS Holiday Stars Project, a campuswide service initiative. The effort shifts to the UIS campus, with a goal of collecting additional canned foods to reach an overall goal of 10,000 pounds by Dec. 2.

The drive was featured in a November 2, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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