THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University will collect food to donate to area food banks beginning next week and running until Nov. 13.
The annual food drive, Nicholls CAN, is a campus-wide movement to donate non-perishable food items to area food banks.
Annually, more than 5 million households in the United States required the services of a food bank.
Michael Williams, assistant professor of art, said the goal of the food drive is to collect one can per student, faculty and staff on this campus.
“That would give us more than 7,000 food items that could be making a difference in our community,” he said. “For many of our students and their families, the holidays are filled with anxiety because they don’t know if they will get a decent meal until they return to school.”
In Louisiana, an estimated one in four children doesn’t have access to food and people facing hunger need nearly $400 million to meet their food needs, according to FeedingAmerica.org.
For information on how you can donate, contact Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 26, 2017
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