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Students Organize Food Drive to Help Rescue Mission



Mar 30, 2012

Students at the Madison Campus decided to share their love with their neighbors in need. They organized a Valentine’s food drive to collect non-perishable food items for the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Since first opening its doors in 1954, the Nashville Rescue Mission has helped hundreds of thousands of homeless and hurting members in the community. The mission provides meals and beds for the less fortunate and operates almost entirely from donated foods, materials, and financial contributions to feed, clothe, and care for the homeless individuals in Middle Tennessee. It also offers a long-term treatment program for those struggling with homelessness, addictions, and other life-debilitating problems.

Students went shopping and collected 400 canned, boxed and dried food items helping the food drive to be a huge success. The campus also sold candy grams during Valentine’s week to raise money for the charity.

“Our students really responded to this food drive and donated lots of food to help those folks in the community who need it most,” said Student Activities Coordinator Melissa Spoonamore. “It was exciting to see the campus lobby filled up with all kinds of pastas, rice, lots of canned fruits and veggies and various other foods during Valentine’s week. Our students seem to truly enjoy giving back to the local community and we plan to continue doing many more fundraisers in the future.”

Students and staff are pictured at the Madison Campus that participated in the campus’s food drive.

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