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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
the holiday season approaches, schools in the area begin donation drives for
those in need. At the University of Findlay, they're turning it into a
were given a goal of collecting 50,000 pounds of canned food, and just 12 hours
to collect it. Students say it's possible.
believe the whole community in Findlay, in general, is benefiting," said
Jennie Brown, a grad student at the University of Findlay. "The people who are
in need of the food are getting that, and then people are coming together to work
together for a common goal."
certainly not an easy goal to reach. This year, the Oilers hope to top their
school record for the annual Helping Hands Food Drive. In 2012, students
collected more than 47,000 pounds of food.
the food collected will go to local families through Chopin Hall. Organizers
say this is the time of year when food banks start to run low on supplies,
especially certain items.
really looking for canned fruit, peanut butter, pasta, canned pasta or dry
pasta," said David Harr, director of dining services. "We'll take anything, but
that's what we're really focused on, because those are the items that Chopin
Hall can't get at the food bank."
was collected until 7:30 Wednesday night in multiple Findlay locations.