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Service-Learning Center Sponsors 100,000-Pound Food Drive

ECU’s Volunteer and Service-Learning Center and the East Carolina Alumni Association are sponsoring a 100,000-pound food drive to fight hunger in eastern North Carolina and across the country.

The Pirate Bounty Food Drive, established to celebrate ECU’s motto, “To Serve,” had collected 25,687 pounds of food by Nov. 30.

Members of the ECU community who wish to add to the poundage may easily do so, either through personal donations to food banks or through established campus programs.

Community members who donate food to local food banks should ask to have their donations weighed. Then that weight can be added to the Pirate Bounty drive, through a form available on the Pirate Bounty Web site ( may also be counted by e-mailing, providing the name of the donation site and the pounds of food donated.

Those who wish to contribute through established ECU programs may contribute their food through ECU’s annual Holiday Drive (through Dec. 14) or through the MLK Day Challenge, scheduled for Jan. 21.

Student organizations may wish to incorporate a food drive into upcoming programs, and programs already underway can add their poundage to the drive.

Pounds of food already collected were donated through such programs as the student organizations’ Spirit Cup Food Drive, held Oct. 22 – 25; Trick or Canning, held Oct. 31; and collections at the ECU Alumni Center and at the Alumni Tailgate on Nov. 24.

For additional information, contact the ECU Volunteer and Service-Learning Center at 328-2735 or visit

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 7, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at