DEFIANCE, Ohio – During November, two Defiance College organizations, the Carolyn M. Small Honors Program and the Service Leaders, partnered with St. John United Church of Christ’s Mission 1 project to collect non-perishable canned goods and monetary donations to alleviate hunger in the Defiance area.
The Mission 1 project is a national United Church of Christ initiative where local churches collectively gather one million food times and $111,111 during the first eleven days of November to donate to local food banks or resource centers to feed the hungry.
DC students took collections in the dining hall and also canvassed the campus with reminder cards and local statistics about hunger in Northwest Ohio. St. John UCC’s youth group collected food and members of the church brought in canned goods and donations.
The campus event collected a total of 375 canned goods and $242 in donations. The results of the drive will be donated to the PATH Center of Defiance.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
December 1, 2011