Canned food drive will create sculpture and help feed the hungry

Bring canned foods to any Tennessee Tech University baseball or softball game from March 17 through 20 and those donations will not only help feed the hungry — they’ll also be used to “can-struct” a TTU logo sculpture.

The sculpture will be displayed in the lobby of the Roaden University Center during the university’s annual Stonecipher Symposium on March 29 and 30. This year’s theme is “Engaging a Culture of Service.”

Organizers estimate that approximately 1,000 cans are needed to create the sculpture.
Collection boxes for donation of canned goods will be placed at the entrances of TTU ballparks through March 20.
Games scheduled during those dates include:

• Baseball vs. Lipscomb University at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17;

• Softball double-header vs. Georgia Southern at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17;

• Softball double-header vs. Tennessee Wesleyan at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 18;

• And softball double-header vs. Morehead State at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 20.

The collection kicks off a major canned food donation drive — sponsored by a subcommittee of TTU’s Service Learning Committee — that will continue through the fall.

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