LEWISTON, Idaho – Several Lewis-Clark State College campus groups are holding the 5th Annual Art of Giving food drive and fundraiser during Art Under the Elms, which will be held on the LCSC campus April 28-30.
Art of Giving collects food and money for food banks in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. This year, the food banks include Asotin County Food Bank, Community Action Partnership, St. Vincent de Paul, the ROC-Rescue Mission, and the YWCA.
The public is invited to bring food and money to donate during Art Under the Elms, and a donation of either two cans of food or $1 will allow the donor to enter a prize drawing. A donation tent area will be located on campus located just north of the gazebo on the walkway between Meriwether Lewis Hall and the Administration Building during the event. Non-perishable food items also will be accepted.
Volunteers organized by the LC Work Scholars and AmeriCorps Vista programs will be out in the Lewiston and Clarkston communities on April 21 and 22 collecting food for the drive.
LCSC student clubs involved in the food drive and fundraiser include Political Science Club, Anthropology Club, Social Work Club, Engineering Club, Council of the ASLCSC, the Wildlife Society, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Most of these clubs created can sculptures and the public will have the opportunity to vote on its favorite sculpture during Art Under the Elms.
Last year, the drive raised more than 1,900 pounds of food and $1,460 in donations. The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Youth Service America have combined to donate $400 already to this year’s drive.
For more information or to help with the drive, contact either Ryan Paulus with the LC Work Scholars and AmeriCorps programs at 208-792-2740 or [email protected] , or Leif Hoffmann, an LC assistant professor in political science, at 208-792-2818 or [email protected].