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May 13, 2013

Food drive to take place during Spring Fling

On May 23 during Spring Fling, the Purdue University Retirees Association (PURA) once again will sponsor a food drive to benefit surrounding communities.

Spring Fling attendees are encouraged to drop off at least one nonperishable food item in the barrels located in the main reception area of the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center. The food may be dropped off in the days leading up to Spring Fling or on the day of the event. Spring Fling will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in and around the recreation center.

The food will go to Lafayette-based Food Finders Food Bank, which works with 120 partner agencies to bring food to the needy in 16 Indiana counties. Sixty-six of those agencies are located in Tippecanoe County.

Items the food bank needs are peanut butter, noodles, cereal, coffee, soups and stews, pasta and meat sauces, fruit juices, meals in a can or box, canned fish and meat, canned fruit and vegetables, macaroni and cheese, boxed rice and potatoes, paper products, laundry products and personal care items.