Stamford Radiography Students Volunteer at Local Food Bank
On Friday, July 24th the Stamford campus Radiography students completed their community service project with the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
in Stamford. At St. Vincent’s College we believe, as do our students, that engaging with and giving back to our community is an important part of our lives and of a college education. You will find St. Vincent’s students all over our communities helping out.
Volunteer Benefits of St. Vincent’s Radiography Program
Throughout the day, the RAD 112 students performed various tasks to maintain the quality of the bank’s food selection. They removed unusable and expired items from shelves and properly disposed of them. They organized several large containers of donated food, cleaned up canned items and stocked the shelves. Lastly, they helped to stock a box truck with food to be delivered to the local communities.
For the students, the project was not just an opportunity to serve their community. It was also a chance to enjoy the group camaraderie and get to know each other outside the classroom. “Our class’s experience at the Food Bank in Stamford was an experience we all will remember,” said RAD student Clint Pfeiffer.
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity, is lower Fairfield County’s primary hunger-relief organization. They provide bags of groceries and congregate meals to more than 83 non-profit agencies and programs that serve low-income people in living in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton. The recipients include soup kitchens, food pantries, child-care programs, homeless shelters, senior centers, domestic violence safe houses, and rehabilitation programs.During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, the Food Bank distributed 2,610,067 pounds of food to its member agencies at a savings to them of more than $4 million over the wholesale cost of the food. These agencies reported serving more than 4 million meals to more than 150,000 individuals during this period.
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Topics: Student Life & Community Service