Monday, November 4, 2019

UIS students collect 15,779 pounds of food

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield collected 15,779 pounds of food on Halloween night that will be used to help those in need.

Most of the food - 14,779 pounds - will be donated to the Central Illinois Foodbank, while 1,000 pounds will go to the UIS Cares Food Pantry located on the campus to help university students. 

Children from the UIS Cox Children’s Center also participated by trick-or-treating on campus for canned good. They collected 1,000 pounds of food, which is what will go to the UIS Cares Food Pantry.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on November 1, 2019.

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