Sodexo, ELP, Men of Distinction Food/Can Drives Run Through Nov. 14

Nichols/Sodexo Lombard Dining Hall Manager Dave Hebert drops off Nichols College’s food donations in November 2017 to Webster-Dudley Food Share Board President A.J. Alkire. / Lorraine U. Martinelle photo

Updated: Nov. 12, 2018

Sodexo, Nichols College’s dining services provider, will again hold its annual food/can drive, this time for the Blessed Backpack Brigade, which lost all of its supplies in the August tornado that ripped through parts of Dudley and Webster.

Non-perishable food and cans will be collected Nov. 5-13 at Lombard Dining Hall. A separate fundraiser (Sodexo, Emerging Leaders Program, and Men of Distinction) is collecting food and monetary donations through Nov. 14.

This year marks the 15th anniversary that Sodexo at Nichols College has donated to the local communities through its food/can drive.

From Nov. 5 to Nov. 13, please bring to Lombard Dining Hall five non-perishable foods and/or cans each day, and lunch will be on Sodexo. Needed are: stuffing, bags of potatoes, canned vegetables, turkey gravy, etc.

“During this time of year, it is important we lend a neighborly hand to help those in need,” said Harley Biercuk, of Sodexo at Nichols College, in an email to the campus community. “As you sit down with your families, please remember those who can use a helping hand. Go through your cupboards, make sure nothing is expired, and bring it in. We will not limit how many times you can donate. Every time you bring in five items, your lunch is going to be free that day.”

Last year, the Nichols campus community donated over 425 pounds of non-perishable food and cans to the Webster-Dudley Food Share, as well as full turkey dinners to 10 families in need.

“Every year, we try to donate more than the previous year,” said Biercuk. “Challenge on!”

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