W&L University Store Conducting Fall Food Drive


The University Store at Washington and Lee University is hosting its fifth annual fall food drive through Nov. 17 to benefit Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee. The entire Lexington community is welcome to donate.

The multiple-day food drive, which began on Nov. 6, has already raised $350. Every donation of canned food or every one dollar donated will enter participants in a chance to win a prize from one of the sponsors.

This year’s sponsors include: Cocoa Mill, Tervis, Vineyard Vines, Nike, Columbia, Hillflint, Dining Services and dozens more. The store will be giving away prizes daily.

“We encourage people to give multiple times, if you donate five dollars or five cans of food you are entered to win five times and not only limited to win the day you donate,” said Dave Coffey University Store floor manager.

In addition, Campus Kitchen will also be hosting the annual “Bring Your Turkey to Work Day” on Nov. 10, from 7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Between the food drive and the turkey donations, Campus Kitchen hopes to have enough food to deliver Thanksgiving meals across Rockbridge County.

The mission of The Campus Kitchens Project is to use service as a way to strengthen bodies, empower minds and build communities. The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee combats hunger and promotes nutrition by recovering and reusing food that would otherwise go to waste into balanced meals for low-income members of the community in Rockbridge County.

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