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College students donate money and food

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College students donate money and food

Congratulations Community Action Services for being published in Serve Daily.

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Guest Contributor, Serve Daily

February 1, 2018

PROVO — With more than 266,000 pounds of food and $40,542.51 collected, the 2017 BYU/UVU food drive for Community Action Services and Food Bank is one for the record books.

Donors gave more money than ever before to the annual food drive, which happens the two weeks before Thanksgiving. And though the final figure is impressive, what’s more impressive is what Community Action can do with it.

“With a dollar they can use their leveraging power to buy 15 pounds of food, or feed a family of four for a day,” said Curtis Isaak, services coordinator for the Brigham Young University Student Alumni and Parents Program.

Dave Smith, food bank manager for Community Action Services and Food Bank, said generous donations from students and the rest of the community help the agency provide assistance to people in need.

“The effort of BYU and UVU students in the Valley United Drive this year has been tremendous,” he said. “It makes our communities stronger and will make a significant difference for many struggling individuals and families this holiday season.”

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