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Clayton State Honors students host food drive

Students who make up the Clayton State University Honors Association are asking for food donations to help the Atlanta Community Food Bank .

According to the food bank’s web site, the organization was founded in 1979 and currently distributes nearly 2 million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to more than 700 non-profit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia.

Director of University Relations John Shiffert said the CSU Honors Association is encouraging community members, students, faculty, and university staff members to help support the organization’s cause, and donate items that are most needed.

Those items include: peanut butter, canned tuna, canned beans, canned soups, stews and pastas, 100-percent fruit juice, canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni and cheese dinners, plus whole-grain and low-sugar cereals.

Shiffert said donation centers will be located in the James Baker University Center, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Nov. 17, from 11:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m.

–– Jeylin White