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2006.05.03 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Students Collect More Than 6,600 Food Items for Salvation Army

Omaha - A recent food drive organized by University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students collected more than 6,600 cans and food items for the Salvation Army.  The third annual "Just Can It" event ran during the week of April 17.

"This was the most successful drive yet," said Lt. Colonel

William Harfoot, the divisional commander of the Salvation Army in Omaha.  "The young people involved with this did a terrific job, and this helps our food pantry and the North Omaha feeding program tremendously."

Members of UNO's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Alpha Xi Delta sorority led the effort.  No Frills Supermarkets, Tenaska, Two Men and a Truck and Channel 94.1 all served as sponsors.

Donations were dropped off on the UNO campus and at local No Frills Supermarkets.

The Salvation Army's food pantry and North Omaha feeding program provide food to hungry individuals, families and children in Omaha who might otherwise go without.  The Army encourages the public to contribute non-perishable foods such as beans, pasta, tuna, peanut butter, baby food, diapers, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal and soup.  Monetary donations provide the most flexibility to purchase what is needed most and may be sent to The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming St., Omaha, NE, 68131.  Donate online by visiting http://www.salvationarmyomaha.org.

For more information, call (402) 554-3502.

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