Lincoln College Homecoming Aids Food Pantry
Students Used King/Queen Vote to Raise Funds

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[November 30, 2017]  LINCOLN - Lincoln College students delivered funds and canned food donations to the Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry Nov. 21.

The donations were raised during the College’s Homecoming Week, Nov. 6-11, as part of the process for the campus community to vote in their 2017 royalty.

Zach Landers, Coordinator of Student Activities for Lincoln College, explained that students believe being a part of the homecoming court at Lincoln College should be more than a sash and title and have used the king and queen competition to give back to the community.

The king and queen are determined by a week-long “coin war” and canned food drive where members of the campus community can donate canned food items, cash, and pennies to add points or quarters, dimes, and nickels to take away points.

In less than a week, the homecoming court had raised over $400 and collected nearly 700 canned food items through the support of their friends and other members of the campus community. Students are selected to be on the homecoming court based on their academic excellence, involvement on campus, and how well they live the mission and values of Lincoln College. To stick with tradition, all proceeds and canned food items are donated to the Lincoln-Logan Food Pantry.

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Homecoming court members and student leaders pose with canned food donations (from left): Alexis Kennedy (St. Louis, MO), Makayla Suelter (Peoria, IL), Hector Arellono (Chicago, IL), Henry Blackman (Merrillville, IN ), Greg Westbrook (Chicago, IL), Marqisha Dunn (Zion, IL), Apeasha Ashby (Denver, CO), and Mya Patrick (Zion, IL).

Members of the Student Activities Board who delivered the canned food items and proceeds to the Food Pantry (from left): Henry Blackman (Merrillville, IN), Letrell Oats (Chicago, IL), Norman Newhouse (Manager of the Lincoln-Logan Food Pantry), and Jovalle Mahon (Chicago, IL).

[Mark Gordon
Public Relations and Media Manager
Lincoln College]


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