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UNE's Annual Food Drive - Helping Hands sponsored by Sodexo

posted Nov 4, 2011, 11:06 AM by Liz Havu
Dear UNE Community,

Thanksgiving is around the corner and UNE's Annual Food Drive, Helping
Hands, is taking place once again!  With the wonderful volunteers and
donors from the UNE community, we were able to raise over 26,000 of food to
donate to seven location soup kitchens and food pantries in Biddeford,
Saco, Kennebunk, Dayton and Lyman.  With your help, we may be able to reach
our new goal of 40,000 pounds of food to donation this coming holiday.

The final collection and distribution day of Helping Hands will take place
in Decary Dining Hall on Tuesday morning, November 8th, 2011.  If you would
like to donate, you are welcome to drop by and see all the excitement and
student involvement in the dining hall.    *We will have Helping Hands
Volunteers go to each academic/office  building to stop by at each office
to collection donations starting at 9am on November 8th*. If you live on
campus and would like to donate, please bring your donations to the
dining hall.  We will take any non-perishable foods or money donations;
every $1 donation buys the local pantries SIX (6) POUNDS OF FOOD!

Another way to donate is by going to your retail dining locations, like the
Hang and purchase Helping Hands cookies!  If you would like to
volunteer, just send an email to, we are *still looking for
volunteers for Tuesday*, November 8th to help with collection and
distribution, any time you can give would help tremendously!  If you would
like more information, feel free to contact me. Thank you for your
continuing support!

Alvin Lam, Coordinator
Helping Hands Across America
University of New England