Food drive for Dixie Care & Share

ST. GEORGE – With the holiday season just around the corner, Dixie State University students, faculty, and staff will team together with United Way Dixie, and other community partners, for a special food drive event to benefit the Dixie Care and Share, as part of DSU’s fall semester Campus to Community service project.

The Dixie Care and Share is a local charity that provides services like food and shelter for homeless people. The event will take place on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., at the DSU Gardner Center Ballroom.

The goal of the event, DSU Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Jordon Sharp said, is to put together 50,000 “Mac’N’Cheese” dinner packets to restock the shelves of the Dixie Care and Share. With the help of United Way Dixie and several other community partners, including Wal-Mart, Target, Zions Bank, The Spectrum newspaper, and several local radio stations, along with DSU Athletics, the goal of having more than 400 volunteers needed to help complete this project will be reached, Sharp said.

The Campus to Community service program was organized at Dixie State in 2001. Campus to Community is DSU’s version of a nationwide trend known as service learning, designed to get college students involved in service and give them opportunities for practical application of textbook learning.

As always, community members are invited to take part in all Campus to Community events.

Event recap

What:  Campus to Community food drive for Dixie Care an Share

When: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Dixie State University, Gardner Center Ballroom, 225 South 700 East,  St George

Who: Public welcome to participate

Contact:  DSU Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Jordon Sharp, telephone 435-652-7513

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