Campus & Community

Service project helps out at holiday

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The Harvard Interfaith Collaborative to package food for community in need during Thanksgiving

A food packaging service project sponsored by the Harvard Interfaith Collaborative will be held on Nov. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH), adjacent to the Radcliffe Quadrangle. Members of the Harvard community are invited to give thanks in a day of interfaith community service and dialogue by assembling food packages on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Volunteers are welcome to drop in at any time. The event will also include facilitated dialogue on what motivates people of different faiths and philosophical convictions to engage in service work. Refreshments will be provided.

Following the enormous success of this year’s 9/11 interfaith community service project, organized by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, where more than 9,110 nutritious meals were packaged for food-insecure children, the collaborative hopes to double that effort by packaging 20,000 meals to distribute during Thanksgiving week through the Kids Care program at Outreach and the Humanist Chaplaincy’s new “Values in Action Initiative.”

Donations, which go directly to pay for the food package supplies, may be made here.