Oct. 22, 2012

BCU Students to Collect Food for Needy

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – More than 100 Briar Cliff University students will collect canned food for needy families in Siouxland during BCU’s Annual Canned Food Drive, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

BCU students will go door-to-door from Rebecca Street to 19th Street, north of Stone Park Boulevard and east and west of Hamilton Boulevard. Prior to Oct. 28, students will distribute food drive informational fliers to residents. All food collected will be donated to the Food Bank of Siouxland. Sponsored by Briar Cliff’s Campus Ministry and BCCares, the outreach program produced over 2,700 pounds of non-perishable food last year.

“With the incredibly high demand for food, we are really in need of the community’s support,” said Linda Scheid, executive director of the Food Bank of Siouxland. “The Briar Cliff food drive is a great way to help ensure that we have enough food for those in need. We are delighted to partner with the students of Briar Cliff University and appreciate their work to care for the hungry in Siouxland.”

Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service. For more information, please visit briarcliff.edu.