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Freshmen to Collect Goods for Local Food Center

Service is an essential part of Notre Dame College’s mission and students are encouraged to live that mission as soon as they step onto campus. NDC’s incoming students will therefore host a community food collection benefitting the Heights Emergency Food Center on Saturday, Aug. 25.

From 2 to 4 p.m., students wearing Notre Dame College t-shirts will knock on doors in South Euclid and request donations of canned goods. Residents who wish to participate but are not at home at this time are asked to mark their donations “NDC Food Drive” and place them on their doorsteps. Anyone who is living outside of South Euclid but would like to participate in the food drive can bring donations to the Regina Hall Gym during the time of the collection.

Last year, more than 400 NDC students collected nearly 6,000 pounds of non-perishable items for the Heights Emergency Food Center, which serves residents of Cleveland Heights, University Heights, South Euclid and Lyndhurst. The center opened in 1981 with the aid of the Heights Interfaith Council. Staffed by volunteers, it provides more than 500 families with a three-day supply of food once a month.

“Notre Dame College strives to be a good neighbor in the community and we want to stress that from the very beginning with our incoming students,” said Anthony Camino, director of campus ministry. “We also want to stress the central place that serving others occupies at NDC. Through service our students broaden their vision and gain deeper understanding of their responsibility to the rest of the world.”

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Anthony Camino, director of campus ministry, at 216.373.5387 or acamino@ndc.edu.