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Creighton "Feed the Spirit" Event Focuses on Giving Back

In keeping with one of Creighton University’s core values, service to others, a weeklong "Feed the Spirit" food collection drive will mark the inauguration of the University’s 24th president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.

Drive organizers, in conversations with community partners, found the greatest need was for nonperishable food for Midwest flood victims and other persons affected by the economy.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will go door-to-door and be stationed at Omaha/Council Bluffs Hy-Vee stores asking for food donations on Saturday, Oct. 1. Fr. Lannon will kick off the day with a group blessing at 9 a.m. at the Skutt Student Center on campus. The day will end with the sorting of the collected items throughout the afternoon.

Three food banks in Omaha/Council Bluffs: the Salvation Army, the Heart Ministry Center and the Micah House will benefit from Creighton’s efforts. Monetary donations will also be collected at all Creighton Federal Credit Union locations.

“A day spent giving back to those in need in the Omaha area is undoubtedly the best way to end the inauguration week,” said Fr. Lannon. “It is a chance for the campus community to reach out in a meaningful way and carry out the spirit of Creighton.”

For more information on Feed the Spirit and to register to participate, visit http://www.creighton.edu/administration/presidentialinauguration/feedthespirit/index.php

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