Give Thanks in a Tangible Form

 

Thanks to the continued support of the Trinity community, the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG) and the Annual Community Events Staff (ACES) will once again hold their annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive for M.D. Fox Elementary School. Appropriately coinciding with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, the food basket drive will provide 65 of the area’s neediest families with a Thanksgiving meal.  

The groups accept monetary and non-perishable food items from faculty, staff, and administration until November 20th. On the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, campus groups and several fraternities and sororities gather to buy food, arrange it in the baskets and take it to the homes of families in the area. “You really get a hands-on experience when you are delivering the food to the family’s door,” says Allison Chin, ’04, who participated in the drive last year. “You have more tangible contact with people and gain an immediate sense of gratification.”

Chin adds that ConnPIRG and ACES members feel a great deal of pride in being able to help out the community that surrounds Trinity. “This program rewards both the families and the members of the Trinity campus who participate,” she says, “and it’s a wonderful way to express thanks for your own good fortune in a concrete and very meaningful way.”

For more information contact Carrie Boyd at ext. 3510, or send a check for any amount, made out to the Trustees of Trinity College, to Conn PIRG, Box 702575.

 

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