The $3,811.21 raised during the 2011 Bread вЂN Soup Night, increased USU EasternвЂ™s thirteen year total donation to the Carbon County Food Bank to $32,344.80.
вЂњWith only three Bread вЂN Soup Nights scheduled [as opposed to the usual four], it was gratifying to be able to make such a healthy donation this year,вЂќ said Kathy Murray, Director of EasternвЂ™s SUN Center, the volunteer organization which spearheads the project.В Over 600 people, including students, faculty, staff and community members, attended this yearвЂ™s event.
Recognition and thanks are extended to USU EasternвЂ™s Dining Service, under the direction of Becky Archibald, which once again volunteered both time and labor to make the food enjoyed each week. In particular, Tony Archibald must be commended for preparing all the food, in addition to trying to run a normal dinnertime for the students on campus.
Amanda Van Waggoner, a native of Mapleton, and sophomore SUN Center leader in charge of Bread вЂN Soup Nights, indicates that вЂњit is an enormous undertaking for the dining service. No one really knows how much effort goes into their preparations each night. We couldnвЂ™t accomplish this without their generosity and skill.вЂќ
Thanks also go to the Kiwanis who donated the environmentally friendly bowls and plates. Their generosity allowed Bread вЂN Soup to not only go вЂњgreen,вЂќ but to budget without concern for this expense.
123 volunteers logged over 355 hours of service for Bread вЂN Soup Night. This is a charity event that combines all the best qualities of service, joining community and campus to help those in need.