- Created on Monday, 08 October 2012 20:32
- Written by IVN
San Diego, California - Of San Diego’s 3.1 million residents, more than 446,000 live in poverty and nearly a third of those are children.
San Diego area colleges and universities, including San Diego State, are partnering with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank for the fifth annual Colleges Rock Hunger food drive. Last year, Aztecs donated nearly 55,000 pounds of food, nearly three times the amount of food collected in 2010.
SDSU has won the countywide competition each year since it started in 2008. This year, Eric Anderberg, Associated Students vice president of finance, hopes to collect 100,000 pounds of food in the Oct. 5 – 28 drive.
Below is information of how the public can participate, some events may also be of media interest:
- Donate non-perishable food in any of the numerous red bins across SDSU’s campus.
- Make a financial contribution at Aztec Markets or any Dining Services location on SDSU’s campus.
- Give food or money at any Aztec home football game at Qualcomm stadium in the month of October.
- Bring donations to the Associated Students of SDSU booth at the BOO! Parade on Saturday, Oct. 27.
- Make a donation to the SDSU Virtual Pantry, where every dollar donated is equivalent to nearly four pounds of food and can provide three meals for San Diegans in need.
For more information about the food drive or to donate, visit sdsu.edu/aztecsrockhunger.