The Paw Print
Adams State was a huge contributor to The Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley. Each year the Food Bank Network aims to provide 500 boxes of food to families in the Valley. To help reach that goal, they asked the organizations, departments, athletic teams as well as individuals across the campus of Adams State to provide food boxes to 75 families this Thanksgiving. Each box will contain a 10 pound turkey, two cans of corn, two cans of green beans, canned yams, cream of mushroom soup, canned pumpkin, frozen pie crusts, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, winter squash and potatoes, which feeds a family of four or five.
With all of the contents of the boxes, each box only costs $22.80. This worthy cause went from Oct. 24 to Nov. 11. Adams State, as a whole, raised over $3,400 that was enough to provide more than 150 families with food boxes for this Thanksgiving. This amount went far and beyond the goal of Adams State.
The following departments, organizations, individuals, as well as teams helped make this drive a success; Deborah White, Kat & Chris Olance, Diego Trujillo, Title V, Tanya Martin, Novotny Family, Debbie Ehrlich, Dodie Day, Patty, Martinez, Terry McCartney (Counselor Education), Phil Schroeder, Donna Griego, Jones, Cindy Whitney, Liz Martinez, Nursing Dept, Business & Finance Office, Model UN, Records Office, Linda Pacheco-Demski, Extended Studies, Art Dept, Psychology Club, Print Shop, Computing Services, Theatre Dept, ACDA, One Stop, Nursing Club, Holmes Family, Karla Hardesty, Karen Lemke, Student Life & Recreation/Campus Ministries, School of Business, Eva Brown, AITC, Adrian Reyes, Newman Club, Residence Life(Upper South), Chi Sigma Iota, Mae Mercandante, and Sandra Goodwin.
Along with these organizations and individuals, the students of Business 316, which is a public non-profit course, went out to the community and collected money from banks and partnerships to help contribute to the number of families that will have food for Thanksgiving this year. Organizers believe that the combined efforts of all of the contributors will make the families that will have a Thanksgiving this year eternally grateful.