UI students collect cans on the Quad

Published 09/30 2013 09:19PM

Updated 10/01 2013 10:07AM

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- September is National Hunger Action Month and UI students are Taking Action. The 6th Annual Cans Across the Quad was held Monday. Cans lined the Quad to fight hunger.

Volunteers collected 1,500 cans which will be donated to the Eastern Illinois Food Bank.

Thanasi Pesmajoglou, from the Office of Volunteer Programs, said, "So it's just an event to raise awareness help out our community and do good things for the people that are suffering."

An estimated one in eight people in Illinois are impoverished. Donations are always accepted. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and help.

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