GC Canned Food Drive

by Ashley Hawkes

From Oct. 3-7, donations of non-perishable items are being accepted at the Honors House on campus to be contributed to the Spartan Open Pantry on the UNCG campus. Students and staff can donate items on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Any non-perishable items such as canned fruits and vegetables, nut butters, crackers, dried fruits, and dried grains are welcomed but refrain from donating any items that could possibly go bad before being eaten such as meat, dairy products or anything that needs refrigeration.

“While Greensboro College offers quality, nutritious meals to students, some people are not so lucky,” said Luke Butner, Greensboro College honors student about why he felt inspired to help with the canned food drive. “According to UNCG Community Engagement, there are 17 identified food deserts in Greensboro. A food desert is defined as ‘a residential area with a high level of poverty and where at least one-third of its residents live more than a mile from a grocery store.’ The mission of this food drive is to supply the Spartan Open Pantry with food to help Greensboro residents in our area that may otherwise not be able to afford groceries and eat.”

Greensboro College thanks Dr. Robert Brewer, Luke Butner, Xypher Pino, Mrs. Polly Anton, Dr. Kuo and all of those who graciously decide to donate and help out the community of our school.


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