A BIG neighbourhood welcome
First year Redeemer students collect more than 10,000 pounds of food
1 min. read
September 6, 2013

Another new record! More than 10,330 pounds of groceries was collected as part of Redeemer’s 5th Annual Food Drive in support of the Neighbour 2 Neighbour Centre. More than $150 in donations were also received through the Food Drive. As part of their Orientation Week activities, more than 200 first year students went door-to-door through the Meadowlands neighbourhoods that surround the campus, collecting paper bags that were distributed last week by student leaders and Student Life staff. As part of the evening, MP David Sweet spoke to the students, thanking them for their contribution to the community, and praising them for living out their faith, even as they enter this busy time of their lives. This community initiative is a part of Redeemer’s LAUNCH activities, a month-long orientation program for first year students. The goal is to give students a chance to give back to their community while they settle into their new neighbourhood. Staff and returning student leaders helped the new students, guiding them through the neighbourhood as they collected the bags of food.

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