Boonshoft School of Medicine students to hold canned food drive

Students will collect items on campus, visit area neighborhoods

Students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society will sponsor a canned food drive on Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All food collected will be given to the Dayton Foodbank, which distributes food to the hungry throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties.

Student volunteers will visit neighborhoods near the Wright State campus on Friday, April 18, to hand out flyers and inform residents about the event. They will return on April 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to collect donations of nonperishable food items.

Donations also will be accepted in collection barrels on the Wright State campus at White Hall, in the cafe area in the Dunbar Library, in the Student Union in the Union Market and near the Bookstore.

Neil Knight, a first-year medical student, said the Dayton Foodbank needs canned soups, canned meats, canned tuna, canned fruit, canned vegetables, nuts and seeds, rice and beans, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, cereal, baking mixes, pastas and canned sauces, evaporated or powdered milk, puddings, cat and dog food, household products, toilet paper, tissues and towels, and soap.

Two Men and a Truck, Chipotle, Meijer and World Digital Imaging are cosponsoring the event.

For more information about the food drive, contact Knight at

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