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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 06:32 PM
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20. And for the parents of students in college
I've worked in dorms for college students in which they HAVE TO buy meal plans for x amt. of dollars (and I got partially paid in "meal points" -for food I didn't want- for a portion of my time working there.) Anyway, the meal points at the big U where I was expire at the end of a year.

So we all went to the convenience stores on campus and bought canned goods and shaving cream and soap and anything else we could and donated those things to orgs in town. One here feeds and lets homeless ppl take showers, for instance, so disposable razors were good things too.

If you have a student in a similar situation, if they don't already, encourage them to spend the meal points that will expire on items to feed the hungry. This is probably more applicable for fall - and even then students can buy a canned good each week and create a donation box between a group of students.
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