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Service project helps Kids Against Hunger

As part of Inauguration Week, a campus-wide service project in honor of the inauguration of Illinois College’s 14th President Barbara Farley took place to help feed kids in Chicago and Africa.

Monday's theme of Inspiring Service brought 150 volunteers to Memorial Gymnasium to prepare meals to be distributed to children in Chicago and Africa through the non-profit organization Kids Against Hunger. The goal was to prepare 14,000 meals. Illinois College students, faculty, staff and community members went above and beyond that goal by preparing 15,552 meals in under two hours.

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Visit www.ic.edu or call 217-245-3149 for more information.

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Todd Spann | Senior Writer
217.245.3149 | icnews@mail.ic.edu

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