The Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) will be conducting their Eighth Annual Give a Little, Feed a Lot event on Saturday, Sept. 17. CCEL has partnered with the NH Food Bank to hold this annual food drive around the Manchester community. Before the food drive occurs, student volunteers will drop off bags to specific locations to raise community awareness of the food drive and to inform them how and when their donations will be collected. These bags will act as markers for the volunteers to go out to pick up food on Sept.17. CCEL works closely with the NH Food Bank to have a truck reserved for the nonperishable pick-up. They map out routes of the Manchester community for bag drop off and food collection, as well as spread the word to get as many people involved as possible. This is not just an event for Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) students. Friends, professors, faculty members, and alumni are welcome to volunteer as well. Everybody is encouraged to come out and give a helping hand to collect all of the nonperishable items left out by Manchester residents. Prior to the event, volunteers can create teams to collect food with throughout the event through a Qualtrics link (bit.ly/GALFAL2016). Each team will be assigned a specific area of the Manchester community to collect bags of non perishables from. When the team are out collecting the donations on their route, they will receive a shopping cart to make it easier to bring all of the bagged donations to the next destination. At the end of the day, all of the collected items are piled up into large holding crates that are then loaded into a truck. The truck drops the non perishables off to the NH Food Bank where they are sorted and then distributed to people of the Manchester community. Not only is the staff of the NH Food Bank appreciative, but all the people and families who will receive these items will be more than grateful. Registration starts on the Green Space at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 17. Any questions can be answered by CCEL, located in Stark 14 or through emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Clark is a junior honors student at SNHU who is pursuing a major in Elementary Education with a certification in Special Education. Nicole is passionate about community service and equal access to education. This year she is stepping down from the news section editor position as she is student teaching.
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