Crews Collect Tons of Food for Annual Food Drive

Dec. 7, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's rowing team collected 3,024 pounds of food and items for the Annual Rowing Food Drive, Saturday (Dec. 3).

'Our team facilitated the whole thing in six hours with over 80 women rowers helping to gather, transport and stock the food,' senior rower and Team CARE representative Suzanne Vogt explained.

This is the fourth year the team has lent a hand to the drive benefiting the Pullman Food Bank. Both the varsity and novice teams worked for the event, which collected 400 more pounds of food than last year's drive.

Vogt stressed that while most people donate during the holidays, the food banks accept donations throughout the year. People can donate any time to the Pullman Food Bank, located behind Dissmore's, or at the Community Action Center located at 350 SE Fairmount Road in Pullman.

'Both (food banks) accept donations year-round and are in dire need of canned goods, bathroom supplies, infant goods and laundry detergent,' Vogt said.

Vogt enjoyed working at the food drive, and appreciated the opportunity to meet with people from the area.

'As rowers we don't get much of a chance to connect with everyone out there, and it's great to get all the positive feedback and love from the folks around the community,' Vogt said. 'It's the people in the community who buy all the food and bring it all to us. So, on behalf of the rowing team, we'd like to thank the Pullman community for having the spirit of giving in mind.'

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