McGill varsity athletes gather goods for the needy in seventh annual holiday food drive

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The 2014 season marks the seventh annual McGill Varsity Council holiday food drive

The 2014 season marks the seventh annual McGill Varsity Council holiday food drive


MONTREAL – Varsity athletes from McGill University conducted their seventh annual holiday food drive over the weekend and collected 19 full boxes of food items in support of the Sun Youth Community Centre.

A student-driven initiative of the McGill Varsity Sports Council, the event featured more than 70 athletes canvassing door-to-door for non-perishable food items in the student ghetto area and plateau region near the slopes of Mt. Royal. In addition, collection bins for food have been set up in the Currie Gym (475 Pine Ave. W.) until the end of November. Members of the community can help the cause by dropping off non-perishable food items to the McGill Sports Centre.

The Sun Youth Organization has grown into a comprehensive community centre that not only promotes activities – it also provides resources in times of need. A number of McGill athletes serve as mentors or tutors for the children enrolled in Sun Youth’s programs. They also volunteer their time to help sort donations and hand out items to the needy.

SOURCE:
Earl Zukerman
McGill Athletics & Recreation
514-398-7012

 

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