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Fraternity's Clothing/Food Drive Nets over Half Ton for Charity

Lambda Chi Alpha Spends Holiday from Classes in Community Service

March 29, 2013

Lambda Chi Alpha members, from the left, Jesse Ingles, Anthony Pettiford, Miles Bankston, Josh Kincaid and Josh Abbarno sort through part of the 1,217 pounds of clothing and nonperishable food netted in their spring drive.

Lambda Chi Alpha members, from the left, Jesse Ingles, Anthony Pettiford, Miles Bankston, Josh Kincaid and Josh Abbarno sort through part of the 1,217 pounds of clothing and nonperishable food netted in their spring drive.

Members of Wilmington College's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity delayed going home for the long Easter weekend by spending Friday (March 29) picking up food and clothing for local charities.

After publicizing their intention to hold the annual spring drive, the fraternity traveled through Wilmington neighborhoods picking up bags of used clothing and nonperishable food, all of which was later delivered to local food banks and clothing distribution centers.

Jacob Spirk, a WC junior and drive organizer, expressed his appreciation to the community members that helped make the spring drive a success.

"We had a goal of collecting 1,000 pounds today and finished with 1,217 pounds," he said. "People in Wilmington have been extremely supportive of both our fall food drive and spring clothing and food pick-up. Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is happy to play a role in helping less fortunate members of our community."