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Student Veterans Hold Food Drive at Syracuse University, Le Moyne College
The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) of Syracuse University and the Student Veterans Association (SVA) of Le Moyne College are partnering with Clear Path for Veterans in an effort to provide meals to veterans in the community by organizing a food drive that kicks off on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and will run through Jan. 15. The donations received from the food drive will then be donated to Clear Path for Veterans for its weekly lunches as well as for its food pantry that serves needy veterans in the community.
Collection bins will be placed across the Syracuse University campus as well as at Le Moyne College in high-visibility areas. The boxes at Syracuse University will be placed in the Schine Student Center, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the Student Veterans Lounge, the Goldstein Center on South Campus and at University College. The boxes at Le Moyne College will be placed at the Student Veterans Association lounge as well as in the main dining hall.
In addition to the food drive, the Syracuse University SVO will be hosting the MLK Day Lunch of Thanks, set to take place on Jan. 18 from noon-2 p.m. at Clear Path for Veterans. The Lunch of Thanks is intended to thank veterans and their supporters across the Syracuse University and Le Moyne College campus communities for their contributions to the United States.
“By partnering with Clear Path for Veterans, we can effectively work to feed needy families over the holidays,” says Jordan Robinson, president of the Syracuse University SVO.
Fundraising for this event will come in the form of grants and scholarships, monetary donations from the wider community and through the sale of yellow ribbon “Support Our Troops” car magnets. The proceeds from these donations will help fund the luncheon at Clear Path by paying for food and labor.
“We are very excited to be the recipient of such a great cause and we always appreciate when other organizations think of us as an outlet for their philanthropic efforts,” says Earl Fontenot, director of programs and services at Clear Path for Veterans.
To donate, contact Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 864-421-5869.