Student volunteers celebrating food drive’s success

Our campus is full of heroes, says Jacqueline Mellish.

Residence life coordinator for Macdonald and Electa halls, she says a food drive launched by the Higher Education Reaching Out (HERO) Project on Saturday, April 6, collected 7,200 lbs. of goods—almost double last year’s amount.

“This year’s Day of Action was crazy successful,” says Mellish. “In total, we had 120 volunteers representing all six residence halls, plus staff helping out.”

She also credits advance donations raised from faculty, staff and students: “It’s amazing to see staff on campus getting involved to support the student population.”

Following the collection, participants helped to unload the food at the Unemployed Help Centre’s food bank and toured the facility, learning how donations serve the need in the community.