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MLK Day of Service project benefits Noxen Food Pantry
01-21-13

The construction of a peace sign culminated the effort on Jan. 21.
Misericordia University students active in the Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania Program and the campus community ‘can-structed’ a large peace sign from the canned goods it collected on campus in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21. The canned goods and other non-perishable items were donated to the Noxen Food Bank after a popular vote by Misericordia students.

Misericordia University students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public, were invited to donate canned goods to the Campus Ministry-led effort. Students then voted which of the four regional food banks – Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Food Bank, Back Mountain Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, or the Noxen Food Pantry – would benefit from the project. The University delivered the collected items to the winning food bank.

For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats.

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Misericordia University students active in the Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania Program and the campus community ‘can-structed’ a large peace sign from the canned goods it collected on campus in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Day of Service. Students participating in the effort, first row from left, are Amanda Stammherr, Bethlehem, Pa., and Cristelle Patrice, Larksville, Pa.; second row, Molly Berky, Madison, Conn.; Adam Grzech, Mountain Top, Pa., and Leila Comerford, Moscow, Pa.; third row, Caroline Azzarelli, Dunmore, Pa.; Patrick O’Dell, Beacon Falls, Conn.; Danny Redell, Danville, Pa.; David Barylski, Bethlehem, Pa., and Megan Dipalo, Cherry Hill, N.J.