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SWIC’s Student Life to host “Walk to End Hunger” on Nov. 1

The public is invited to help wipe out hunger among SWIC students by participating in the Southwestern Illinois College Walk to End Hunger on Nov. 1.

The walk will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The walk is scheduled to begin at the YMCA parking lot, 2627 Carlyle Ave., circle the college campus and end at SWIC’s Quad, 2500 Carlyle Ave. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided afterward.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to walk with 22 pounds of nonperishable food in bags or backpacks, in honor of the 22 veterans lost to suicide each day. All nonperishable food donations will go to the opening of the Student Life Food Pantry. The food pantry’s goal is to provide nutrition and support to the campus community.

The college’s Student Veterans Association and Veterans Services are hosting the walk in partnership with the local YMCA.

For additional information regarding this event, contact the Student Life & Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Yasin Jackson at yasin.jackson@swic.edu.

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