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More than 1,000 items given during campus wide food drive

Mercer Street Friends came to Princeton University Thursday, Dec. 13 to collect 1,007 nonperishable items donated by members of the Princeton community during the first campuswide food drive.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 10-12, students, faculty and staff dropped off nonperishable foods at several locations across the campus. The drive benefits the Mercer Street Friends Food Cooperative, which is the central clearinghouse that channels food into the community for hunger relief.

Leading the donations were the graduate students and families of Butler Apartments, who collected 161 items; and undergraduates Rebecca Snyder and Keisha White, who managed to raise more than $140 during a collection at Butler College.

Also making a good showing were the Third World Center (124 items), Admission Office (106), Forbes College (89), Cottage Club (69) and Nassau Hall (63).

The drive was sponsored by the Council of International Graduate Students and the Center for Community Service .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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