collecting thousands of canned goods and non-perishables since late September,
SUNY Erie Community College and its Student Government Association (SGA) joined
numerous Western New York groups at the Buffalo City Mission to wrap up the
year’s “Mission Possible Food Drive School Challenge” with a closing awards
ceremony on May 9.
to help stamp out hunger in Buffalo and its surrounding communities, the
Western New York-wide drive collected more than 22,000 cans and non-perishable
goods, which will lead to 6,000 meals for needy individuals and families across
the region. With collection efforts across its three campuses, ECC Kats
football games and its annual President’s Holiday Gathering at North Campus,
ECC and its Student Government Association—competing under the name “Every Can
Counts,” or ECC—collected 4,340 canned goods.
was the second highest among competition participants. But top finisher or not,
ECC President Jack Quinn sees the selfless effort put forth by ECC’s students,
faculty and staff as another example of the college community’s commitment to
its surrounding neighbors.
an incredible feat by our Erie Community College family, and not the first time
we’ve worked with the Buffalo City Mission with the goal of helping our city’s
neediest residents,” said Quinn. “Working together on Mission Possible has been
another opportunity to aid locals around all three of ECC’s campuses. We, like
the City Mission, are always striving to establish a better Buffalo for all
residents. That’s what our Student Government Association and ECC community
have tried to do over the last year with this food drive, and we’re happy to
contribute thousands of goods to the tremendous efforts of our partners at the
Buffalo City Mission.”
1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while
contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the
state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and
accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment.
Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and
students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and
partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu
or call (716) 851-1ECC.