UF Readying For Helping Hands Food Drive

(From the University of Findlay)

University of Findlay students, faculty, staff, and community members will come together to donate canned food and other non-perishable items for the 18th annual Helping Hands event on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Student Life and College of Business (CBSL).

Throughout the day, volunteers will be collecting, inspecting, sorting, weighing, and packaging items for delivery. All items will go to Christians Helping Other People in Need (CHOPIN) Hall food pantry.

In addition to the on-campus collection of items, University of Findlay and Sodexo Food Services have partnered with Walmart (Tiffin & Trenton Ave.), Brinkman’s, and Great Scott (Broad Ave.). Off-campus locations will be collecting from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In 2022, a total of 238,732 pounds of food was collected during the event. Two semi truckloads were needed to move 64 pallets of food that were collected and delivered to CHOPIN Hall. To date, more than 1.2 million pounds of food has been collected and donated by the University of Findlay and Sodexo.

The event will conclude in CBSL on Thursday, November 2, when awards will be handed out and the final total weight of food donations will be announced. For more information on the event, visit Helping Hands online.