Christmas in July Food Drive collects 723 pounds of food|
The campus community collected 723 pounds of food.
The Misericordia University Campus Ministry donated 723 pounds of food to the Commission of Economic Opportunity’s Weinberg Food Bank as part of the Christmas in July Food Drive hosted by the United Way of Wyoming Valley. The MU donations, along with others from across the community, helped the United Way collect a record 77,451 pounds of food and supplies for the underserved of the area.
Health care management senior Aaron Orchard, Belvidere, N.J., spearheaded the Misericordia collection. He used online coupons to purchase $835 worth of food and supplies for just over $50. Among the items he collected were 149 pouches of pureed baby food, 82 boxes of crackers, 52 boxes of pasta, and dozens of health care products such as razors and cotton swabs. Students, staff and faculty donated additional items.
For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.
Misericordia University collected 723 pounds of food and supplies to support the Christmas in July Food Drive of the United Way of the Wyoming Valley. Shown, front row from left, are students Megan Corrigan, a graduate assistant with the lacrosse team from Boyertown, Pa.; and Aaron Orchard, a senior health care management major from Belvidere, N.J., and standing, Kristen Samuels, MSW, community outreach coordinator; and Christine Somers, D. Min., director of Campus Ministry.