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Block party set to collect canned foods for WE CARE

Published (Volume 76, No. 8)

It’s once again time for the Interfaith Block Party for WE CARE Ministries. This is the ninth year for the Block Party.

This year, the Block Party will be held from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, on the UC Patio facing the library.

This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Student Center to help collect canned food items for WE CARE’s food pantry, which can become quite bare as the winter season approaches.

WE CARE Ministries of Martin is supported by a cooperation of different Weakley County churches who come together to meet the various needs of families in the Martin area.

WE CARE provides a thrift store, utility assistance, burn-out kits and food pantry for these families.

In the past eight years, the Block Party has collected well over 30,000 pounds of food to help fill up WE CARE’s food pantry.
Last year, eight organizations brought in a total of 4,727 pounds of canned goods to the Block Party.

The event is set up so that there are three divisions: fraternity, sorority and open. The entries will be judged on the total weight of the donated food.

Trophies will be awarded in each category, and the winners will be announced and trophies will be handed out at the Nov. 13 UTM game against Murray State.

Registration packets can be found at the Information Desk in the UC, the Office of Student Affairs or the Interfaith Center, located at 312 Lovelace Ave.

All groups and organizations on campus are encouraged to take part in the Block Party to help show the families of Weakley County that UTM is still the campus that cares.