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National Orange Day Features Food Drive
Among the many activities planned for National Orange Day is one that will help feed those in need in Central New York. It’s a National Orange Day tradition to honor Syracuse University’s birthday by giving back.
CNY Orange is hosting a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central New York. The Food Bank of CNY serves 11 counties throughout Central and Northern New York and distributes more than 16 million pounds of food every year.
Food collection bins will be located at Schine Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. Preferred donation items include canned tuna, canned fruit/vegetables, peanut butter, pasta/rice/grains, cereals, oatmeal, and soups and stews. For those who can’t make it to campus, CNY Orange is also holding a virtual food drive, which will be live from Sunday evening, March 22, through Wednesday, March 25. Once the link is live, donations can be made here.
• canned tuna
• canned beans/legumes
• dried beans/legumes
• peanut butter
• dinner “mixes”
• soups and stews
• canned/dried fruits
• canned vegetables