LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue students teamed up with Food Finders Food Bank and other organizations, as part of a community action day.
Close to 150 students came out for the Boiler Up Hammer Down Hunger Drive.
Students were at one of three locations repacking food.. preparing the mobile pantry, and distributing food to those in need.
Program coordinator Kristine Jansen said the event is a great way for interested students to join Food Finders.
"We hope that the students will continue to volunteer with area non-profits," said Jansen. "We depend heavily on volunteers at food finders. This is a great way as a gateway to get students interested in volunteering with non-profits."
Friday morning students passed out roughly 5,000 pounds of food.
Jansen said she hopes students gain a better understanding about hunger in the community.
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