Community Support Needed for U-Idaho Food Drive

Wednesday, August 1 2012


MOSCOW, Idaho – To kick off their college career, incoming University of Idaho students need Moscow residents to kick in their canned food.

On Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon, new U-Idaho students will be collecting non-perishable food as part of the Serving Your New Community (SYNC) service program. All donations will go to the Trinity Baptist Food Pantry, which is facing empty shelves and increased demand for its services.

Students will collect in two Moscow neighborhoods; University Heights and Frontier Addition, south of campus, and central Moscow, from Jackson to Hayes between A St. and Highway 8. Residents can leave non-perishable food items on their front steps or give donations to the students during SYNC.

For area residents who don’t live in the targeted neighborhoods, donations will be accepted at the Theophilus Tower Lawn off of 6th St. on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 – 11 a.m.

The food drive is just one of 18 service projects students will be participating in during SYNC. In its third year, SYNC provides incoming students the opportunity to learn more about the Moscow community, meet other students and gain a positive experience through service to the community. Through participation in SYNC, students will be introduced immediately to the strong tradition of service and community engagement at the University of Idaho.

SYNC is a partnership between New Student Orientation and the ASUI Center for Volunteerism. Organizers are expecting 500-600 participants.
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