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Donate to Campus-Wide Can Drive This Week

Donate to Campus-Wide Can Drive This Week

All students, employees invited to participate

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Durham, NC - Academic schools across Duke are holding a food drive competition to see which school can collect the most cans this week to donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Duke students, faculty and staff are invited to participate by dropping off cans, non-perishable goods and other items at collection locations throughout campus. Collections take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

"We know how much people love competition, so we thought it would be fun to get as many people involved as we can," said Kathy Kay, director of special events at Pratt. "It's a fun way for us to work together, give back, get involved, and strengthen our own sense of community here at Duke."

The winning school will receive the "Silver Shopping Cart Award," a miniature cart on a plaque with the winning school's name on it. The competition has previously been held within the Pratt School of Engineering but was opened up to the entire campus community this year.

Here are the participating schools and where students and employees can drop off items. All Duke community members are welcome to participate:

Pratt School of Engineering collection locations:

Trinity College of Arts and Sciences collection locations:

Fuqua School of Business collection locations:

Graduate School collection locations:

Duke School of Law collection locations:

  • Law School Blue lounge

Nicholas School of the Environment collection locations:

School of Nursing collection locations:

Sanford School of Public Policy collection locations:

For more information, contact Kathy Kay at

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