The drive began Nov. 1 and concludes Dec. 9. Ferris students use this effort as an opportunity to give back to local communities through donations and the collection of non-perishable food items.
“It’s one of my priorities as Student Government president to try and change the relationship between Ferris and the community,” said Morgan Toms, president of Ferris Student Government, an organization leading this effort. “We want it to be a positive one – they give so much to us and we want to make sure that we give something back.”
Items collected will be donated to Project Starburst and St. Andrew’s Manna Pantry – area pantries that serve more than 1,200 individuals a month in Mecosta and Osceola counties.
“We count on the Ferris food drive to refill our pantry for January,” said Mary Doran, executive director of Project Starburst. “We go through so much food between Christmas and Thanksgiving orders, on top of regular orders, that our shelves are bare when it’s all said and done.”
For the full press release, visit the Ferris News Services Web site: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/news/news/News.cfm?AnnouncementID=1260&CatID=1