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Students prepare for 6th annual Food For Thought Food Drive

Students prepare for 6th annual Food For Thought Food Drive

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A class project by students at Northwestern Michigan College is aiming to help others that might not know where their next meal is coming from.

Business communications students are putting on the 6th annual Food For Thought Food Drive.

The students are in charge of everything from contacting businesses to getting the barrels to collect the food.

The items they collect will go towards four different food pantries in the area that focus on helping students and their families.

“It’s a triple threat,” said marketing director of Food For Thought, Blake Bandrowski. “Not only are you helping people, not only are you learning these skills, you can use it in a way that you can relate that to a business should you be looking for a job in the future.”

The month-long food drive starts this Friday, October 19th.

There will be barrels across NMC’s Campus, including:

  • Tanis
  • Osterlin Library
  • University Center
  • Hagerty Conference Center
  • Parsons-Stulen

On October 28th, Tom’s Food Markets will have barrels out to donate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The food drives biggest event is S.T.E.M Exploration Day held at the college on November 10th. People will be able to experience LEGO robotics, drones, virtual reality and more family-friendly activities.

For more information, head to their facebook page.

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