National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is underway, and Salt Lake Community College is asking its students to join the fight against poverty.
Gabe Moreno, outreach and service chair on the President’s Board of the Student Life and Leadership Council, encourages all SLCC students to get involved and help with the campus food and warm clothing donation drive.
“We want students to donate healthy, non-perishable food items [such as] canned vegetables, dried beans, canned tuna and peanut butter — items that are actually going to be healthy and [have] high nutritional value for those who need it the most,” he says.
All food donated during the drive will be turned over to the Bruin Cupboard.
Anyone who wishes to donate clothing should contribute items that are lightly used and suitable for cold conditions. These items will be delivered to The Road Home shelter.
Donation bins are stationed at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City and Jordan campuses. At the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, two bins will be located in the Student Center by the cafeteria, and one in the Student Life and Leadership Office.
Donations will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 18.