And so it has been decreed, beginning this year that the various colleges within Southern Utah University would offer up in tribute, copious amounts of food in a pageant of sacrifice to feed the hungry in Iron County.
From now till Wednesday, November 20 the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service is asking you to support your college district and donate to the canned food drive. But it isn’t a food drive without some kind of incentive. The Center is pitting college against college to see who will come out victorious and be named the college victor.
Themed with the popular blockbuster film The Hunger Games, the Center wants to end hunger pains within Southern Utah University and Iron County. All donated goods will be given to the campus HOPE Pantry.
The HOPE Pantry, housed within the Community Engagement Center feeds close to 100 SUU students each month. With a no questions asked environment, the HOPE Pantry is able to give students food and hygiene products that would otherwise go without.
“We want to see the HOPE Pantry thrive,” said Miranda Jones, food drive organizer and a freshman studying political science. “Here at SUU we really do believe in experiential education, not just academics. It is important to get involved not only here at the University, but in this great community of Cedar City.”
Jones went on to say that the college that donates the most food will be selected as the victor college and will receive free admission to the screening of The Hunger Games on Wednesday, November 20.
Donation boxes will be located in the Leavitt Center within the Sharwan Smith Student Center. All non-perishable foods will be accepted.