Clothing and food drives were a common occurrence on the Dutchess Community College campus this year, with students, faculty and staff teaming up to benefit those in need. Through various events, more than 1,000 non-perishable items were donated to local food banks in the Hudson Valley region this fall alone. The effort was bolstered by President Edington’s “Can Do” initiative, where faculty and staff are encouraged to bring non-perishables to the opening meeting for each semester. After the fall events wrapped up, some students helped deliver the donated goods to local pantries allowing them to see where there efforts were being brought.
Taras Kufel is the Manager of Digital Engagement at the State University of New York.