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NDC students will participate in a community food drive. Photo: Christian Taske
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Students Participate in Community Food Drive

Service is an essential part of Notre Dame College's mission and students are encouraged to live that mission as soon as they step onto campus. On Saturday, Aug. 28, all first-year students at NDC will therefore participate in a community food collection benefitting the Heights Emergency Food Center.

From 9 a.m. to noon, students will knock on doors in South Euclid and Lyndhurst to ask for canned goods. The students will be easily identifiable by their Notre Dame t-shirts. Residents who wish to participate but are not at home at this time are asked to mark their donations "NDC Food Drive" and place them on their doorsteps.

Last year, 450 NDC students collected more than 2,500 pounds of non-perishable items for the Heights Emergency Food Center, which serves residents of Cleveland Heights, University Heights, South Euclid and Lyndhurst. The center opened in 1981 with the aid of the Heights Interfaith Council. Staffed by volunteers, it provides more than 500 families with a three-day supply of food once a month.

"Notre Dame College is committed to being a good neighbor and making a difference in the lives of those in need," said Anthony Camino, director of campus ministry. "I am hoping students will be inspired by the generosity of our neighbors and continue to serve others throughout their NDC careers."

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Jesi Stewart, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, at 216.373.6375 or jstewart@ndc.edu.