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November 17, 2000

CSUS Food and Toy Drives Underway

In the spirit of holiday generosity, campus-wide food, toy and clothing drives will continue through December. And charitable contributors can earn a free lunch or admission to a basketball game.

Tau Beta Pi honor society has donation bins for canned goods and toys set up until Saturday, Dec. 9 in Riverside and Mendocino halls.

The American Marketing Association is hosting a can food drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the University Union Ballroom.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29 the Associated Students is sponsoring a clothing drive on the Library Quad. Anyone who donates an article of warm clothing is invited to a free barbeque.

The Public Health Student Association will have a toy donation set up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Solano Hall 3002.

On Friday, Dec. 8, the University Staff Assembly hosts a "Winter Social and Toy Drive" from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the University Center Restaurant. The group is requesting unwrapped toys to benefit the California Highway Patrol toy drive.

Intercollegiate Athletics is sponsoring "Cans for Fans," at the men's basketball game 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Arco Arena. Anyone who donates a canned good receives free admission to the game.

University transportation and parking services is coordinating a food drive and cash collection through Friday, Dec. 15. The most needed non-perishable donations are baby food, canned meats, tuna fish, peanut butter, beans, peas and macaroni and cheese. More than 30 food collection boxes are located throughout the campus.

"CSUS has participated in this effort for 26 years and cash donations are very important. Your cash donations go further and feed more people. Best of all, there are no administrative fees deducted. All of the money raised is used to buy food," said Jeff Bingel, CSUS shuttle coordinator.

Tax deductible cash donations are combined with funds from 166 Sacramento-area state agencies to purchase items such as powdered milk, peanut butter, dry beans, rice and ramen noodles. Every dollar donated purchases an average of two-and-a-half pounds of food. Call transportation and parking services for more information 278-7275.

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