For the second consecutive year, SC4’s zombies lurked through campus in a haunting search for donations
The Zombie Walk food drive collected 300 pounds of food and $100 in donations for the Blue Water Community Food Depot. Numerous boxes were left on campus and in businesses in order to collect food for the needy.
Multiple different groups within the college participated in the event, including SC4’s Criminal Justice Club, Erie Square Gazette, the Lambda Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International honor Society, SC4 Student Government, WSGR-FM, and the Zombie Defense Council.
Twana Pinskey, editor-in-chief of the Erie Square Gazette, not only participated in the event, but also helped to plan the zombie walk as well as distribute boxes.
“As a past recipient, I know what it feels like to need this kind of support. I am extremely proud and honored to be able to give back to the community now,” Pinskey said.
The entire collection has been given to a non-profit organization, and all cash is used to purchase nonperishable items, and is handled accordingly.
Volunteer Tom Daunt was a sixth grade teacher in Sandusky before deciding to work with charities. “I’ve been doing Charity work for St. Vincent de Paul and the Blue Water Community Food Depot over the last 8 years and it’s all volunteer work; I don’t get paid for any of it,” said Daunt.
“We had 524 requests for food last month and we actually served to around 1,500 people. Last year we served to over 15,000 people.”
“I think it’s marvelous that the students donate and help out. There are no shortages around the holidays, it’s usually around the months of March-June that we really need more donations,” Daunt explained.
For more information on how to donate contact the Blue Water Community Food Depot at www.merchantcircle.com, or (810) 987-7886 for more information. Donations are welcome all year around.