Sodexo and Assumption College Work Together To Make A Difference

Written by
Alex Papastratis ‘10

As Thanksgiving fast approaches and the cold weather worsens, now is a perfect time to help those who are less fortunate than us. Every November Sodexo runs their “Cans Across America” campaign in an effort to battle hunger all across the nation.

In an attempt to bolster collection efforts, Sodexo is offering a free lunch at Taylor dining hall to anyone who donates four canned goods or non-perishable items. This offer is available on Mon., Nov. 9, Tues., Nov 10, Wed., Nov. 11, and Thurs., Nov. 12, and you can contribute each of these dates and receive a free lunch.

“The community really came together to make last year a success,” said Mike Ward, general manager of dining services. “I have a great hope that this year will be even better.”

Donations will be accepted in both Charlie’s dining hall and Taylor, however the free lunch is only offered at Taylor. All collected donations will be presented to the Greater Worcester Food Bank on behalf of Assumption College.

Those who wish to donate cash can purchase a “Helping Hands” cutout for only $1. These cutouts will have the donor’s signature and be featured on a wall at Taylor. All monetary donations will also be presented to the Greater Worcester Food Bank.

This is a great opportunity to embrace the Assumption spirit of service and dedication to community.

For any questions contact Mike Ward, general manager of dining services, at
508-767-7578 or

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews