University of Bridgeport students donate more than 10,000 volunteer hours a year throughout Fairfield County, but when they teamed up to participate in Walk Against Hunger, it was the first time they had signed up for the annual fund-raiser.
Even so, UB students came in second among Bridgeport-based teams who vied to raise the most money as possible to end hunger in the community, according to fundraising results released in June by the Connecticut Food Bank.
“Our students raised $817 this year that’s just over 165 meals for someone who doesn’t have enough to eat during their inaugural walk to end hunger. They’re already planning to participate next year, when we want to crack through $1,000,” said Edina Oestreicher, assistant dean of student affairs. “We’re really excited by the response. And it was great to be involved in this important community event.”
Every step counts. The Connecticut Food Bank delivers 37 tons of food every day, and one out of three of those who receive aid, are children.
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