Share the Love Food Drive benefits area food banks

FOR RELEASE
2009-10-02
Huntington, Ind.—STAR 88.3, the Associated Churches of Allen County and Huntington University are sponsoring the Share the Love Food Drive “Mini-Tour” on Oct. 5-10.

Students from Huntington University’s Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service and Student Admissions Staff will assist with the mini-tour.

Food items will be given to the Associated Churches of Allen County with the exception of donations in Warsaw and Huntington where donations will be sent to food banks in those communities. The Associated Churches of Allen County serves 75,000 individuals with 728,980 meals each year. The organization hosts 28 food bank locations throughout Allen County. Each family served by the Associated Churches receives a five-day supply of food and can return for more every 30 days.

Each Wal-Mart destination will allow those who donate to enter a drawing with the chance to win four “meet-and-greet” passes to meet the Newsboys at the “Reach” event at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. No tickets are needed for “Reach.” A suggested donation of $10 will be taken at the door, although no one will be turned away for the inability to give. Organizers also will collect nonperishable food items for the Associated Churches Food Bank at the event.

Stops on the Share the Love Food Drive “Mini-Tour” include the following locations:

Monday, Oct. 5, 4 to 7 p.m.
Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #4230
10105 Lima Road
Fort Wayne, Ind. 46818

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4 to 7 p.m.
Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1304
2501 Walton Blvd.
Warsaw, Ind. 46582

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 to 7 p.m.
Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1804
1710 Apple Glen Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Ind. 46804

Thursday, Oct. 8, 4 to 7 p.m.
Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1388
2501 E. North St.
Kendallville, Ind. 46755

Friday, Oct. 9, 4 to 7 p.m.
Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #5025
10420 Maysville Road
Fort Wayne, Ind. 46835

Saturday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #2311
2800 Walmart Drive
Huntington, Ind. 46750

In addition, food may be donated at any of following locations through Friday, Oct. 16: Grabill Bank locations; Windows Doors & More, 1121 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46825; and Imel Insurance Agency, 2700 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46809.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, Forbes.com listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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