North Adams: MCLA students seek donations for 'Hunger & Homelessness Week'


In recognition of its annual "Hunger and Homelessness Week," students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in association with MCLA's Center for Service and Citizenship, the Women's Center and MASSpirg, are participating in a number of volunteer initiatives, which include collecting a variety of donations to help others in need.

The community is invited to participate by making donations of plastic bags, canned and non-perishable food, as well as feminine necessities. The items are being collected in MCLA's Campus Center, at the Marketplace and in room 323.

MCLA's Women's Center is holding a plastic bag drive to benefit the Friendship Center food pantry. The bags will be used to hold food being distributed to those in need.

The Women's Center also is conducting a feminine necessities drive to benefit those in need at the Elizabeth Freeman Center.

With the help of the Trailblazers' men's basketball team, MCLA's Center for Service is holding a canned and non-perishable food and clothing drive. Any non-perishable food is welcomed, but there is a particular need for Thanksgiving-themed items.

Canned and other non-perishable food items may be donated at the men's basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Trailblazers' home game verses Lyndon State in the Campus Center gymnasium. The game starts at 7 p.m.

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