Canned food drive: More donations sought1 min read

Kate Wilson, Staff Writer

Two and a half hours into the April 18 DASB senate and events committee canned food drive, the representatives sat with no canned food donations.

Free gourmet waffles for students at the adjoining DASB Senate and student involvement information table, conversations, and free pencil sharpeners with eraser gizmos awaited students who dropped by.

“The canned food drive is a very good cause,” said vice chair of diversity and events committee senator Jessica Nguyen. “It makes a huge impact on the community.”

When asked her thoughts on the food drive, marketing manager for diversity and events committee Cynthia Ouandji, who has also served as a DASB senator said, “We’re really happy about it.”

Ouandji said Americans are fortunate to live in a country where donations like this assist those who may worry about whether or not they’ll even have a meal today.

The event continues from April 23 to April 25 in the Main Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and donations can be made at the DASB Office from April 22 to 26 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All cans will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

If assisting those with less than you isn’t rewarding enough, the DASB is offering prizes to the De Anza student and club who collects the most cans.

DASB executive vice president Nadine Talaat, who previously volunteered her own time in recent years to similar organizations, said building student awareness of what’s going on in their daily lives and community and finding ways to help are important.

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