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Purdue community contributes more than 12,000 pounds of food

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Boiler Volunteer Network collected more than 12,000 pounds of food this month thanks to Purdue University students, faculty and staff.

The eighth annual Fall Harvest Food Drive solicited donations from the Purdue community, with all items going to the Food Finders Food Bank, which serves 16 Indiana counties.

Twenty-five student organizations participated, and the Boiler Volunteer Network Student Leadership Team donated the most food in that category, with 933 pounds turned in.

Six residence halls made donations, with Owen Hall turning in the most at 648 pounds.

Nine university academic and administrative units participated in the food drive, with Purdue Telefund donating the most in that category, with 1,310 pounds.

In the fraternity, sorority and cooperative house category, Theta Chi gave the most, with 506 pounds. Eight other organizations also participated.

Four people also made donations as individuals, with Josh Garrison, a junior majoring in prepharmacy from Noblesville, Ind., giving the most at 63 pounds.

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