The third annual Siena Heights Food Drive is set to run from Nov. 27-30. The food drive, which will benefit The Daily Bread of Lenawee, is again sponsored this year by the students in the PSY 340 Social Psychology class as part of their community-based learning service, and by SHU Campus Ministry.
Donation boxes will be placed in all campus buildings. In addition, there will be donation tables located in Sacred Heart and Ledwidge halls. Cash donations will also be accepted.
The food drive provides needed help for The Daily Bread, a Christian-based soup kitchen/food pantry located on the east side of Adrian. The organization provides hot meals to anyone regardless of race, gender, religion, etc. Siena graduate Kathy Poisson-DeWitt, MSW, is the director of The Daily Bread.
In addition to being a soup kitchen, TDB also serves as a food pantry for homeless and needy individuals. It tries to provide a day or two of food supplies to anyone who asks for it.
Over the past couple of years, the Siena Heights Food Drive has become one of the largest private donations of food that TDB receives during the year. In the past two years alone it has collected and donated more than five tons of food.
Items needed include all canned and nonperishable food items. Other items that can be donated include baby formula, baby food, disposable diapers, shampoo, bar soap, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper and paper towels.