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Press Release: Campus Dining Sets Out to Break a World Record!


Campus Dining Sets Out to Break a World Record!

Imagine a food drive that can collect nearly 400,000 pounds of food in a single day.  Now imagine the number of people that could be fed with all of those donations.

Author:  Maryanne Conroy-Miller
Date:  October 30, 2008
Department:   NA
Imagine a food drive that can collect nearly 400,000 pounds of food in a single day.  Now imagine the number of people that could be fed with all of those donations.

On Wednesday, November 12, UMass Dartmouth will take part in a nationwide event called Cans Across America.  Organized by Sodexo USA in conjunction with the Sodexo Foundation and the STOP Hunger initiative, the objective of this event is to set the Guinness World Record(TM) for the most non-perishable food collected nationally in a 24-hour period. Sodexo USA is the food service provider for the UMass Dartmouth campus.

Cans Across America is a unique promotion because it combines a nationwide STOP Hunger initiative with a rewarding experience in which all students can be proud to participate.  Today's college student is deeply concerned about social issues and the communities in which they grew up and currently live in.  Cans Across America is a great way for them to get involved and make a positive impact at home and all across the country.  Students, faculty, staff, and the general community are all encouraged to participate in this event.

According to Maryanne Conroy-Miller, Sodexo General Manager at UMass Dartmouth, "We are very excited to make this year's Cans Across America event the biggest and best ever, and there is no doubt in our minds that we will set the new world record.  We invite everyone who is willing to come out and contribute to this great cause!"

Cans Across America will take place on Wednesday, November 12, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.  To find out how to participate, please contact Campus Dining Services at extension 8147, or visit www.forstudentsbystudents.com.
 

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