Published: Nov. 4, 2013

Team MSU tackles hunger with seventh annual food drive

Contact(s): Bill Kost Division of Residential and Hospitality Services office: (517) 355-4550 kost@msu.edu

This year, the seventh annual Help Tackle Hunger Food Drive will expand its support of the MSU Student Food Bank by pairing the usual fundraising and food collection with a celebration of the food bank’s 20th anniversary.

The Help Tackle Hunger Food Drive runs through Nov. 30. Monetary donations will be accepted at any of Sparty’s 20 locations on campus, the Spartan Spirit Shop at the MSU Union, the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Gift Shop or any of the 11 MSU Federal Credit Union branches in the greater-Lansing area.

Donations of food and personal care items can be dropped off on campus at residence hall service centers, the MSU Union, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Spartan Village Community Center, University Village Community Center and designated academic buildings.

On Nov. 30, community members are encouraged to bring items to the MSU vs. Minnesota football game and drop them off at collection points near the northwest and southwest corners of Spartan Stadium. Monetary donations also can be made at concessions stands. All monetary donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

The Help Tackle Hunger food drive is made possible due to the partnership of MSU’s Residential and Hospitality Services and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The MSU Student Food Bank is a founding member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance. It was the first food bank run by students, for students, when it opened in 1993.

For more information, visit the Help Tackle Hunger Food Drive website at www.fooddrive.msu.edu.

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