Can for the Cause
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On April 10th, 2010 MNU students Austen Harbor, Brittney Sharpes Hoffman, Adam Launius, and Liz Mehrmann will be holding a non-perishable food drive event for their Public Relations class, with all proceeds being donated to the Olathe Food Pantry. The Olathe Food Pantry rations foods to the Olathe Community on a weekly basis, and have informed MNU that their primary need is for donations of beans and rice at the moment, though any kind of non-perishable good is welcome.
Taking a step away from the traditional food drive, Can for the Cause will have students will form groups of up to 4, and be sent out into Olathe subdivisions via car in an 'Amazing Race' attempt to gather the most non-perishable food items in 2 hours.
Can for the Cause's biggest incentive is the grandest prize of all: a Best Buy gift certificate of $150. Students are in the running for a number of other worthy prizes as well, such as gift certificates to Chick fil' A, Noodles & Company, Sheridan's, Trolley's, Starbucks, and a host of others. The winning team will be determined by the weight of food collected.
The event will be held from 3:00 - 5:00pm on April 10th at the Tipping Point (In Land Gym), and anyone is welcome to participate. All participants will be treated to snacks and soda afterward.