Students Aid Local Families with Food, Clothing, Furniture Drive

May 10, 2019

By Shannon Desmond '19

As final exams wrap up and students prepare to pack and move out of their residence halls, many will begin summer break with a stop at the Carr Center to donate to the Food, Clothing and Furniture (FCF) Drive, a 13-year-old college tradition. This year led by seniors James BloorMaggie O’Connor, and Braelyn Croteau and advised by Associate Dean of Students Drew Litz, the FCF Drive is an initiative for campus residents to provide gently used clothing and furniture and excess food to families in need in the greater Manchester and Concord area.

Wearing pink t-shirts, the 35 student volunteers will retrieve donations from residence halls including couches, rugs, lamps, fans, mattresses, clothing, food and much more, organizing them in the Carr Center. Seventy families will be the recipients of this year’s effort, which began on Tuesday and will conclude on Sunday, May 12 when all of the donations have been delivered by the student volunteers.

"My favorite part of working on FCF is going out into our community and working with the many families to get the sofas, dishes, and even food that we are donating into their homes,” says Bloor. “Watching us all swarm around the U-Haul and move items as a team always warms my heart."

Croteau agrees: “It’s a great selfless way to end the year; a great solidarity experience where we all come together for a common goal.”

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