September 28, 2011

Canned food drive under way at University

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- In recognition of Day of Service, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is having a canned food drive and can castle building contest.

The Student Programming Council and Residence Hall Association are collecting canned goods and non-perishable food donations from now until Oct. 12.  There are donation boxes at Trueblood, Grinnell and Lentz halls and at the SPC Office in the Student Center.  Students, faculty, staff and community members can help in collecting food items for those in need.  Organizers recommend those who aren’t students drop off donations at the Student Center location. 

The charity drive wraps up with a contest on Oct. 12 in which University Housing’s Area Councils will compete against each other to build magnificent can castles.  They’ll be stacking the metal sculptures between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Trueblood and Lentz halls and the lower level of Grinnell Hall.  Judging is at 6 p.m. and the winners get prizes.

For more information, contact SPC ( at 618/536-3393 or the Residence Hall Association ( at 618/453-5950.