Monday, November 14, 2011

Good Deeds: UIS students grateful for help with food drive

On Oct. 31, more than 125 University of Illinois Springfield students took part in the Trick or Treat for Canned Goods Food Drive service project. Students went door-to-door collecting food for the Central Illinois Foodbank.

I would like to thank the community for its participation in our efforts. Each year, the students return to campus, telling stories of welcoming and generous community members. In addition, some students share stories of how they were even offered hot chocolate and candy! Without the support of the community, we would not be able to put on this event year after year.

This year, the students collected more than 7,500 pounds of food.

UIS and its students are proud to be part of the community and look forward to many more collaborations. Thank you again for all of your giving!

— Brittany Elder, AmeriCorps VISTA, University of Illinois Springfield

The "Good Deeds" letter was published in an November 12, 2011, edition of The State Journal-Register.

Read the letter online