Greek Week Canned Food Drive

While collecting cans during April is nothing new for MU’s Greek community, but this year over 15,000 cans are staying within the Mizzou community. Tiger Pantry, a food bank that provides for Mizzou students, is this year’s beneficiary.

“It’s really cool to kind of stay involved in the Mizzou community because I think that that’s what Greek Week is all about,” said Kathryn Jankowski, director of Greek Week service.

Jankowski said she is excited about donating to Tiger pantry because it’s an opportunity to show off the  Greek community to both the Columbia and Mizzou Community that is not Greek.

“It’s not just about celebrating ourselves, it’s about showing off why what we do is important,” said Jankowski.

Typically, the cans are created into CANstructions, but  with rain in the forecast, today’s event was cancelled.

“It’s a bummer because we thought the weather was going to be bad, and the weather turns out to be fine,” said Jankowski. “So the food bank is just going to come by and pick up the food we’ve been counting all morning.”

The cans will go to the Central Missouri Food Bank where they will distribute it to Tiger Pantry and some other local organizations.

Members of Mizzou's Greek community help count and sort over 15,000 cans collected during this year's Greek Week on Wednesday, April, 17, 2013.

Members of Mizzou’s Greek community help count and sort cans collected during this year’s Greek Week on Wednesday, April, 17, 2013.

Over 15,000 cans were collected this year, including everything from peanut butter to vegetables.

Over 15,000 cans were collected this year, including everything from peanut butter to vegetables. Cans were sorted on Tiger Plaza Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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