PNCWA Sponsors Just For Kids Food Drive

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: October 1, 2009

The Purdue North Central Women's Association is hosting a campus and community-wide food drive to collect  food "just for kids" for Salvation Army pantries in LaPorte and Porter counties. 

Carol Kurmis, PNCWA Community Service Chairperson, noted, "Children suffer a great deal when families are in distress. Our goal is to minimize some of that distress by providing food for these children-in-need."

During October, the PNCWA will collect nutritious foods that kids love to eat, including peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, pudding cups, cereal, granola bars and snack items such as mini bags of cookies and crackers, fruit boxes and juice boxes.  

Baby food is needed and will be collected as part of this drive.

The PNCWA is doing this as part of Make A Difference Day which celebrates extraordinary deeds performed by ordinary people. The power of this day is in individuals making small changes for the better.

On Oct. 30, PNCWA members will deliver the food to the Salvation Army Corps in Michigan City, LaPorte, and Porter County.

Donated food items may be delivered to either the PNC Westville campus in the Bursar's Office in Schwarz Hall or the Dean of Students Office in the Library-Student-faculty Building and PNC - Porter County at 600 Vale Park Drive in Valparaiso. Monetary donations will be accepted to purchase groceries. 

A guest book acknowledging donations will be available for donors to sign when they deliver their items.  Prizes will be awarded to the donor or group of donors donating the most items. Make a Difference Day t-shirts, tote bags and backpacks will be given as prizes. 

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Kurmis at 219-531-4200, ext. 4209.