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Stocking shelves

EWU food drive wraps up sixth successful year


John McCallum

Facility Food Finders team leader Karen Wichman holds the first-place trophy aloft while Eastern Washington University Food Drive chair Nadine Arévalo and others applaud.

When Eastern Washington University staff members got together in summer 2008 to come up with the idea for a community food drive, the intent was to help local food banks simply get through the summer months – a time when donations typically dry up.

Six years later, the university’s annual food drive is doing much more than that. Cheney Food Bank director John Matthews told a group of over two dozen university staff members assembled in Showalter Hall’s rotunda to mark the end of the 2013 drive that between the staff drive and one held by student organizations during Homecoming the foo...

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