Carroll University will host its 4th Annual National Day of Service food drive, April 12, at the Campus Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event galvanizes alumni, students and community members to donate food and/or money to Feeding America food banks to reach the 2014 goal of providing 40,000 meals to hungry children, women and men.
"At Carroll University we prepare our current and former students for lifelong service," said Doug Hastad, president of Carroll University. "They are instrumental in our community efforts, including National Day of Service. We know that hunger doesn't know a season and it is a year-round dilemma that everyone at Carroll has done a great job tackling year-after-year."
To kick off the event, Carroll University reached out to alumni nationwide via a mailer and bags provided by Target. The alumni are encouraged to fill the bags with food and drop off at locations Carroll University has partnered with as collection sites between March 17 and April 12. Alumni and community members can also donate food and/or money on campus, the Feeding America online food drive, Carroll University's website, and at any local food pantry.
Last year the National Day of Service event raised 35,835 meals - a 20 percent increase from 2012.
More about hunger:
- Children across the country face hunger every day.
- One in six people don't get enough food.
- $1 can provide five meals.
- $219 will feed one person for a year.