Student heroes collect a ton of food for needy

Dozens of residence students hit the streets of Windsor last weekend, collecting 3,400 pounds of non-perishable goods to stock local food banks.

“It’s not acceptable that many people are faced with not knowing where or how they are going to eat each day,” said residence life coordinator Lynn Charron, one of the organizers of the day of action sponsored by the Higher Education Reaching Out (HERO) Project.

“With food banks not being able to keep up with the demand, it’s time that we reached out and gave our neighbours a helping hand.”

Music major Brent Oneschuk, participating for the third straight year, agreed.

“I am so excited to be a part of it again,” he said. “It is a great opportunity to meet members of our community and give back to them.”

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