Saint Xavier University students and alumni volunteered their time to pack over 350 lunches for people at local shelters last night at the University.
The 30-plus volunteers were part of the recently formed Service Through Action Team (S.T.A.T.) – Alumni and Students Working Together. The group collected more than $800 in donated products to make the brown bag lunches, which included peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, juice boxes, chips, fruit snacks/roll-ups and pieces of fruit.
The lunches were delivered to the following shelters: Oak Lawn PADS, REST Shelter, Southwest Chicago PADS, Chicago Temple United Methodist Church and Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry.
“We would like to thank the Saint Xavier community for volunteering their time during the holiday season to aid others in need, as well as local businesses, including Ultra Foods in Chicago and Dominick’s in Merrionette Park, for their generous donations,” said SXU Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Jamie Manahan.
The next S.T.A.T. brown bag service project is scheduled for Feb. 25, 2010.
For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (773) 298-3316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.