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SXU's Service Through Action Team volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository

Students and alumni assisted in packing almost 800 boxes of food for local families

news story imageChicago (Dec. 1, 2011) Saint Xavier University's Service Through Action Team once again brought alumni and students together to combat hunger in the community. Nearly 20 S.T.A.T. members recently visited the Greater Chicago Food Depository to package nearly 800 boxes of goods for some of Cook County's less fortunate families.

S.T.A.T. volunteers worked alongside Depository staff members as well as other volunteers to pack boxes of food supplies containing enough provisions to feed a family of four to five people for four days. 

“I am always happy to give back to the community,” said alumnus Glen Rylko ’03, ’06, of Oak Lawn, a frequent supporter of S.T.A.T. initiatives. “With so many people in need, I can’t wait for the next S.T.A.T. project.”

S.T.A.T. also has prepared and donated more than 3,500 bagged lunches to local shelters since its inception in December, 2009. 

For more information about S.T.A.T. and its upcoming service projects, please contact The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (773) 298-3316 or alumni@sxu.edu.


-SXU-

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Karla Thomas, Executive Director of Media Relations
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