Drop Squad to collect unused food for charity

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By Nicole Malament, Observations Editor

For students who feel guilty throwing away their uneaten food, the new club Drop Squad is collecting uneaten food to be donated.

Each week the members of Drop Squad collect non-perishable food items like cookies, granola bars, chips and crackers. The food is stored and donated at the end of the month to the Manna Food Center.

Juniors Emily Andrews and Kate Bloom co-founded the club as a way to help the community.

“We wanted to start the club because we were inspired by the club Consumption Junction, and we liked the idea of giving back,” Andrews said. “We wanted to make food for the homeless, however our club is something we can do more often.”

Club members circle the cafeteria with a collection box every Thursday at the beginning of lunch.

“Each time we are usually able to fill a box with probably about 40 items,” Bloom said. “But it is something so easy and for such a good cause, so we are trying to start collecting more times a week.”