Alpha Phi Omega pledges sponsor canned food drive

Alpha Phi OmegaBy Sarah Van De Weert, Staff Writer

From March 24th to March 30th, the 51 members of the Spring Pledge Class of Alpha Phi Omega is going door-to-door in the Gettysburg community to collect canned goods, which will be donated to the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen.

Francesca Nolen, a member of the Spring 2013 Alpha Phi Omega Pledge Class expressed her excitement for this event: “I joined APO so I could give back to the community and meet new people. I’m excited for this Food Drive because I get to do both! Participating in this event has helped me feel like a real member of APO, and I can’t wait to start collecting.”

Collection boxes will also be placed in the College Union Building, Musselman Library, common rooms of the freshman dorms, the gym and Servo.

Any non-perishable foods will be accepted, but the Gettysburg Community  Soup Kitchen is particularly in need of condiments (especially ketchup and salad dressings), canned soups (especially chunky soup), canned vegetables (especially green beans, corn, and peas), and canned fruits (especially in light syrup or fruit juice).

Alpha Phi Omega Service Chair Sophie Kashurba said, “I have greatly enjoyed working with the pledge class. Their food drive will help the community of Gettysburg and shows their promising future in Alpha Phi Omega.”

The brothers of Alpha Phi Omega have been supportive of the pledges and their service project.  Kevin Lugo, a graduating brother, said, “The collection they are doing is really great–it takes a lot of time and patience to go door-to-door and ask for donations, but I think that it will be very rewarding.”

The group is also partnering with Servo at their upcoming Baseball Night, held on Tuesday, March 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to increase their collection. Bringing any non-perishable food donation will allow students to receive an extra opportunity to win tickets to baseball games.

“It is evident how dedicated the spring 2013 pledges are,” said New Member Chair Senior Morgan Leamy. “Their can drive service project for the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen is an inventive idea that I have never seen done before and I am so excited to see how it all ends up.”

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