Latino Promise students donate 300 lbs. of groceries to area food bank
Father Jim Ferry, representing Catholic Campus Ministry, presents Latino Promise freshman (from left) Dailyn Dominguez, Rudy Zapata, Inselis De La Rosa, Greimary D. Velez, Karla Taveras, Mauro A. Espejo and Kevin Elias with a prize of $500. (Photo by Sara Chamberlain.)
Latino Promise students won the annual Student Government Association food drive held on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus. The students donated approximately 300 pounds of food.
The drive, which benefits the Center for Food Action of Bergen County in Saddle Brook, N.J., was coordinated and led by senior and SGA President AJ Mell and the SGA Executive Board. The Center for Food Action continues to aid Hurricane Sandy victims.
The total collection from the Metropolitan Campus exceeded 1,000 pounds of food.
All Latino Promise students participate in a Leadership Seminar. The three-credit course is dedicated to helping transition Latino students from high school to college and beyond. The seminar, which focuses on study skills, time management, writing, library skills and information literacy, also highlights the importance of community service and volunteer opportunities.