News Release

Annual Art of Giving food drive to take place at LCSC April 27-29

LEWISTON, Idaho –The 6th annual Art of Giving food drive to support Lewis-Clark Valley area food banks will take place during the annual Art Under the Elms on the Lewis-Clark State College campus on April 27-29.

The LCSC food drive, which has a theme of to Send Hunger Packing, collects money and food items that will be distributed in the area. The event takes place during the month-long Dogwood Festival.

The donation ask is either two cans of food or $1, both of which will enter a donor into a prize drawing. A donation tent area will be located on campus in front of the college library and in the vicinity of the Administration Building. Non-perishable food items also will be accepted.

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, YWCA, and the LCSC Pantry. Last year, more than 2,100 pounds of found and $1,575 in cash donations was raised.

Art of Giving is also a way for people to have fun while helping out the local food drive by voting on their favorite can sculpture created by several campus clubs for a penny. In recent years, clubs have created sculptures of a voting booth with a Lego White House on top, a copy of the Valley of the Kings, a giant blue jay, and the LC logo.

This year, a variety of clubs including the Political Science Club, the Anthropology Club, Social Work Club, the Engineering Club, and the Council of the ASLCSC are involved. In addition, Art of Giving volunteers, coordinated by the LC Work Scholars and AmeriCorps VISTA, will collect food from the community, focusing on the Normal Hill area around campus, on April 20-21.

For more information on the food drive, contact either Chelsea Weeks, AmeriCorps VISTA, LC Work Scholars Development Assistant, at 208-792-2668 or[email protected], or Leif Hoffmann, associate professor of political science, at 208-792-2818 or [email protected].