It’s that time of year again at Minnesota School of Business-Blaine—the time we start thinking about turkey (or tofurkey) with all the fixings and delicious side dishes that bring family and friends together to remember what really matters. It’s our annual reminder to tell loved ones how much they mean to us, and to show others that we care. For some, however, this time of year brings about worry and fear that the table may not be as full as once hoped.
To help alleviate that worry and fear, MSB-Blaine hosted a food drive for Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) Anoka County. The response to this food drive has been outstanding. Compared to previous years, the success could be attributed to the placement of the collection area. Rather than have a box or two in the student commons, we have items on tables near the main entrance. This serves as a nice reminder to bring something to share if you can.
“I have witnessed an outpouring of giving at the MSB-Blaine campus this year. We have the drop off for CEAP Anoka County located in our lobby. A coworker actually had to hold the door open so that a student could make two trips carrying in boxes from her car,” Debi Nelson, front desk manager at MSB-Blaine, said. “When I commented on how much she was donating, she told me that her family used CEAP when she was young. It is amazing that she thought to give back.”
Over the past few weeks, many students, faculty, and staff members have commented on how wonderful it is to see the amount of food grow. It’s been very motivating.
“We can always count on this time of year to remind us how fortunate we are. Unfortunately, for this realization to occur, we must recognize how many struggles others may be going through all around us,” Robin Gauvin, admissions representative, said. “Simply having a job, a roof over our heads with heat, and food in our refrigerators and cupboards are some of the things that may easily be taken for granted. Seeing the CEAP Anoka County donation table grow, day after day, has been a welcomed reminder of this fortune and our responsibility to help those less fortunate than us,”
If you are interested in donating to CEAP Anoka County, check out their website here. Happy holidays to you and yours.