Fairfield University's 22nd Annual Hunger Cleanup


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Hunger CleanupWhat: Fairfield University's 22nd Annual Hunger Cleanup

When: Saturday, March 27 at 9 a.m.

Where: Work sites at area agencies in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stratford, Trumbull and Westport.

Why: Hunger Cleanup is a national day of community service and fundraising in which campuses nation-wide unite to address the problems of homelessness and hunger.

How: More than 500 student, faculty, staff and friends are expected to take part in Hunger Cleanup this year, working in community agencies, parks and beaches to paint, plant gardens, wash windows and do yard cleanups among other jobs. Please contact Wylie Smith Blake at wblake@fairfield.edu or Carolyn Rusiackas at cmrusiackas@fairfield.edu. Donations $20 or more will receive a free 2010 Hunger Cleanup t-shirt.

History: Fairfield University's Hunger Cleanup Program eight Gold Medal national awards for best Hunger Cleanup in the country from the Conference on Hunger and Homelessness. Last year, there were a record-setting 650 participants and more than $10,000 was raised. The 30 plus student-member Board works all year to make this event the success that it has come to be.

Samples of the agencies served:

Bridgeport:
Bridgeport Rescue Mission, 1088 Fairfield Avenue
Cardinal Shehan Center, 1494 Main Street
Daughters of Charity, 1490 North Avenue

Fairfield:
Sullivan-McKinney Elder Housing, 224 Meadowbrook Road

Norwalk:
Keep Norwalk Beautiful/Golden Hill, 41 Elmwood Avenue

Stratford:
Sterling House Community, 2283 Main Street

Trumbull:
Kennedy Center (Trumbull Group Home), 295 Daniels Farm Road

Westport:
Mohonk Children's Home, 66 Weston Road
Project Return, 124 Compo Road North

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 26, 2010

Vol. 42, No. 252