Second Annual Halloween for Hunger

Daniel Kent

October 31 marked the end of the second annual Halloween for Hunger canned food drive sponsored by the University of New Haven’s Inter Fraternity and Sorority Council (IFSC).   On

A group of students, members of various Greek organization at the University of New Haven, participating in Halloween for Hunger.

October 19, students belonging to various Greek organizations dropped off paper bags donated by Trader Joe’s throughout Milford and Orange.  The bags were left with the residents for nine days before students picked them up on October 28. Then on Halloween, the Connecticut Food Bank came to the University of New Haven where students loaded the bags filled with over nine hundred food items onto the Connecticut Food Bank’s truck.

The event was organized by the Inter Fraternity and Sorority Council’s Greek relations committee co-chaired by IFSC’s Vice President Victoria Ford (Class of 2012) and fellow Greek Jason Segal. (Class of 2012)  “We are so glad that we could help feed some of the less fortunate in Connecticut and thank the surrounding communities for their support,” said Jason Segal “This event exemplifies one of my favorite things about Greek Life and that is helping the community; next year we are going to collect more food items so we can help more families in need,”

Victoria Ford commented, “Each year between 13-16 million American children experience hunger, and since 2000 the Halloween for Hunger Initiative adopted by Free the Children helps fight hunger and educates Americans throughout the country.”  In addition, Residence Life, and The Graduate Student Council held separate collections and their donations contributed to the total donation also supporting Halloween for Hunger Initiative.

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