University students are 'Being Kind by Leaving Their Food Behind'

Vincent Contrucci
Vincent Contrucci, director of community service, collects donations as part of “Be Kind! Leave your food behind!”

May 8, 2014 - For the sixth year, Quinnipiac is asking students to "Be kind! Leave your food behind!"

Vincent Contrucci, director of community service, is asking students to donate any leftover non-perishable food they have before leaving for the summer. University staff and students put collection boxes in University residence halls on May 1. The food will be collected through May 12. 

"Last year, we collected four tons of food," Contrucci said. "It gives students an opportunity to do some good in the community as they're leaving." 

The food will be donated to AIDS Project New Haven, Columbus House Inc. of New Haven, Homes for the Brave of Bridgeport, Integrated Refugee Immigrant Services of New Haven and Master's Manna Inc. in Wallingford. The organizations will pick up the food May 13-15.

"The food we collect has an enormous impact on our community partners," Contrucci said.