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ISU Jams a Bus Nov. 15 for Catholic Charities

November 7, 2011

Indiana State University alumni, students, staff and faculty invite the Terre Haute community to join in an effort to fill a Sycamore Bus with non-perishable food items to help those in need this holiday season.

Donations for "Jam the Bus" may be dropped off at Dede Plaza on the ISU campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15.

Last year, Jam the Bus delivered 5,451 pounds of donated food to Catholic Charities.

The event is just part of Indiana State's on-going effort to ease hunger in the Wabash Valley. For the past five years, Sodexho at ISU Dining Services received a $20,000 grant from the Sodexho Foundation to provide food to Catholic Charities, which dispersed it to its 18 local feeding centers during a 12-week period this past summer.

In addition to the more than two tons of food items received via the grant, roughly 50 pounds of surplus food items are picked up daily by Catholic Charities from Indiana State's dining facilities to help with local feeding programs, soup kitchens, and food pantries.

Jam the Bus is sponsored by Hulman Memorial Student Union Board, Student Athlete Advisory Council, Intercollegiate Athletics, Center for Community Engagement, ISU Dining Services and Residential Life.

For more information, contact Union Board and Family Services at 812-237-3830.


Contact: Freda Luers, Union Board and Family Services, 812-237-3830 or  

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, 812-237-3783 or