Food Drive Supporting Soup Kitchen A Success

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s Honda CR-Z Media Challenge team hosted a food drive on Oct. 21 on campus to benefit the Daily Bread, a soup kitchen that feeds the poor and homeless in the Melbourne, Fla., area. The event also allowed students, faculty and staff to interact with the new 2011 Honda CR-Z.

The team collected almost 600 items in less than four hours. The largest collective donation was made by the Florida Tech Women’s Rowing team and the largest individual donation was made by Adrienne Meagher, Florida Tech chapter president of Women in Aviation International.

The hundreds of donated food items will undoubtedly help the Daily Bread, which has already served more than 1.3 million meals since its inception in 1988. Its soup kitchen is a lifeline for over 4,200 community members each year. Serving between 200 and 250 people daily, the kitchen is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. The organization also provides hygienic services, including shower, laundry and mail service.

Also at the food drive, attendants guessed how many items fit in the trunk of the CR-Z for a prize.

The team recently participated in the Honda CR-Z Media Challenge and was rated among the top 10 teams in the nation. As a reward, the team members have use of a Honda CR-Z on campus for six weeks. The car will be available for viewing on campus until Nov. 22.

The Honda CR-Z Media Challenge team includes team leader Nadine Hanafi, Randall Thompson and Sam Ormsby. They are advised by MBA student Samantha Porter and assisted by undergraduates Tina Kiguradze and Marcos Muller-Habig.

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