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Indiana University alumni groups launch food drive

Collections taken through Feb. 15

Thursday Jan 24, 2013

Food pantries in Northwest Indiana are in dire need of supplies and area Indiana University alumni are stepping up to stock the shelves.

The IU Northwest Student Alumni Association urges all students, staff and faculty to deposit non-perishable food in collection bins that will be placed around campus between February 1 and 15.

The IU Northwest Alumni Association board has expanded the food drive into the greater Northwest Indiana community with bins located at select Walgreens stores, as well as town halls in Lake County and libraries in Porter County.

Last year, the drive yielded more than 1,000 pounds of food. The Student Alumni Association hopes to exceed that goal. Non-perishable foods will be donated to food pantries throughout Northwest Indiana.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (219) 980-6769.

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