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VISA and Service Learning encourage participation in upcoming food drive

Last updated on February 17, 2015

Volunteer State Community Collegeís student clubs, VISA International Club and Service Learning Club, are asking Vol State students and anyone in the community to help with a food drive for Sumner County United Way to restore pantries in homes around the community.

The food drive is from Feb. 2-13.

VISA and Service Learning are teaming with ìThe United Way of Sumner County Winter Food Driveî to hand out food to families living in the Sumner County area.

ìWe are happy to co-sponsor the food drive. I wish for no person to be hungry,î said Kay Grossberg, associate professor of humanities.

Grossberg said the goal is to try and get people aware that there are very unfortunate families living in the Sumner County area.

The clubs said they want to collect as many food items and volunteers as possible.

ìI would love to see Vol State support the community, for more than just education, but also to support the health and welfare in the community,î said Lauren K. Collier, executive assistant to the president of Vol State.

The clubs said this food drive is for families around the Sumner County that are going through difficult times, and are in need of help.

ìVISA is always looking to get involved with others in the surrounding area and at Vol State Community College,î said Dr. Tonya Daniels, associate professor of spanish.

The Vol State International Club and Service Learning Club said they are challenging all Vol State classes and clubs to donate as many items as possible and that there is also a contest for any classes and clubs that would like to have a pizza party.

All clubs and classes have to donate at least 50 cans to be entered into the contest.

VISA and Service Learning have requested food items like peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, ramen noodles, Mac & cheese etc.Ö but said they will accept whatever donators can give.

Students and staff can drop off items at Caudill 222, Gibson Hall 102, Mattox 101, Ramer Great Hall, Wallace 102, Warf 100, Warf 126, and Wood 217.

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