USF Nursing students give back to people in need during the holidays
USF College of Nursing students got into the holiday spirit by giving back to the community. The students took part in the USF Health 2014 Food Drive collecting all types of food items for people in need. The food drive was held as part of a friendly competition between all USF Health colleges.
USF Nursing students led all other Health colleges in donations collecting 364 out of 1,551 food items—all donated by the students themselves. USF Nursing was the winner of the friendly competition and School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science was the runner up.
USF Nursing students and College Student Council leaders, Johnathon “Tyler” Guess and Shannen Whiddon, delivered a portion of the food items to Metropolitan Ministries. Students from other Health colleges delivered the remaining collected food items to other local community sites.
The purpose of the annual food drive is to collect food items to go to Tampa Jewish Family Services Community Food Bank, Catholic Mobile Medical Services/San Jose Mission, Meals on Wheels of Tampa, Project Downtown Tampa and Metropolitan Ministries.
The food drive was sponsored by USF Health Service Corps, USF Health Office of Shared Student Services and USF Health Student Organization.
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