Food drive collects record-breaking donations
May 9, 2006
Dave Sobecki didn't count on a record-breaking sum when he added up the total donations from a Miami Hamilton campus spring food drive, but that is just what calculations equaled.
Each semester, the math professor holds food drives with donations going to area food pantries. Normally, he explained that spring food drives do not bring in as much as the drive in the winter. The actual record was 1,675 pounds of food for the winter of 2004. Last May, the amount of food collected totaled 899 pounds. This spring's total is 1,751 pounds. He also collected $100 in monetary donations. All donations will go to Hamilton's Open Door Pantry.
"Obviously, all the credit goes to the many people that donated," he said.
Sobecki also decided to collect all the plastic grocery bags people used to turn in their donations for recycling. "So in addition to helping out a lot of needy people, we're taking hundreds of plastic bags out of circulation."