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SU's Center for Service Learning donates to Greater BR Food Bank

12/04/2013

The Center for Service Learning and Southern University students donated several hundred pounds of canned
goods to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank today, just in time for the Christmas Holiday.  
 
Over the past few years the office donated the goods collected over a two-week span to the Baton Rouge Housing Authority.

Coordinator for Center for Service Learning Kristan Gordon said this year they chose the Food Bank because "we wanted to not only meet the needs of a

specific area of Baton Rouge but all areas, reaching out to the whole community and we knew that the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank would distribute that way."

Students, required to have 60 hours of community service before graduation, collected around seven barrels of food that will be able to be used "not

just for the Christmas Holiday but meet the needs after as well," said Gordon.

 

In the photo on the front from left to right:  Thyra Gina Lewis (Grad Assistant-Public
Policy major), Kristan Gordon, LaKeisha S. Starks (Senior/Architecture) and Dr. Barabara
Carpenter, dean of International Education.