The winter is coming and as students bundle up in down jackets to keep warm, the hungry and the homeless are left in the cold.

That is why the Varsity Student-Athletic Advisory Committee held a food drive Nov. 15.

This is the first monthly community service project for the VSAAC, led by senior field hockey captain, Emily Zebrowski.

“Since we hadn’t done this before, our expectations weren’t very high,” senior baseball player and VSAAC secretary Adam Fay said. “But, the students came through and we were able to donate a substantial amount.”

Non-perishable goods like canned fruits and vegetables, as well as packaged cookies and noodles were donated.

Fay credits all the additional student volunteers, who “took different residence halls, and nearly [every] door on campus was hit.”

Approximately 12 large boxes of food that was collected were donated to the Community Food Cupboard and would help support the local community.

“The Food Cupboard was very low [on donations ] and they were very thankful,” Fay said. “It helped them out a great deal.

“We are planning on making this drive an ongoing tradition for the VSAAC and may even do more of them next semester,” he continued.

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