600 Hunger Cleanup Volunteers to work at 42 sites on Saturday, April 7


Some 600 volunteers will fan out from Fairfield University on Saturday, April 7, to paint, clean, stock shelves and perform whatever other chores need to be done at the 42 nonprofit community programs that have signed on for this year's Hunger Cleanup Program.

The cleanup sites extend from Bridgeport to Stamford, with several communities in between. As part of the day, participants have signed up sponsors to financially support the day. Last year about 450 volunteers raised over $10,000 and this year's Hunger Cleanup Committee has set a goal of breaking the $11,000 mark for the first time.

Hunger Cleanup is a program of the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness. The money raised is distributed to local programs and grass roots initiatives in Third World countries, as well as for raising awareness about hunger and homelessness here at home.

Christopher Dill of Guilford, Conn., Jennifer Sturges of Middlebury, Conn., and Ryan Greeley of Hanover, Mass., are chairing this year's effort. About 150 colleges and universities across the country participate in Hunger Cleanup, which has awarded Fairfield University the Gold Medal of Excellence for the last five years.

Volunteers, who include students, faculty, alumni and townspeople, will be working at most sites from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A list of the agency sites is on the next page. Phone numbers are included in case you would like to speak with someone at an agency near you. For more information, please call Fairfield University, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647.

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

Posted on April 1, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 179