Members of Rotaract, Black Student Union, the Lincoln College Honors
Program and residence life staff were involved in this year's food
drive. The food items reached over 1,000 feet long before students
began packing it back up for delivery. All items were donated to the
Lincoln/Logan County Food Pantry and Community Action Partnership.
The idea initially came from a residence hall director who had
previously been at Western Illinois, where a line-the-campus food
drive is an annual event.
"I think donation programs are an easy way for the community and
college to work together for those who need help," said Michelle
Baldwin, who sponsors the honors program at LC. "Also, volunteering
is a good way for students to get involved in the community beyond
One Rotaract student, Daniel DeAngelo, stated that he thought
becoming involved with the community is better than just sitting in
his dorm room. He wanted to note that a van full of students pulled
up and each one of them had at least two if not three bags of
groceries to help extend the food line.
"My goal is to increase donations and the number of students
willing to help," said Baldwin. "This year, the students have really
risen to the occasion, and I expect that to continue for years to
[Text from file received from
Lincoln College; LDN