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Med school students collect toys for local children's hospital

Dec. 15, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Med school students collect toys for local children's hospital

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM) students, in conjunction with their annual Holiday Gala, collected toys for the Hoops Family Children's Hospital Child Life Program.

Dozens of toys were collected at the Holiday Gala and will be delivered to the Hoops Family Children's Hospital on Dec. 10.

The students also collected toiletries, towels and other personal items for the Huntington City Mission, donating a total of 603 items to the organization.

MU recognized food donation, waste diversion efforts

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University is among 26 colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic Region that have joined the Environmental Protection Agency's Food Recovery Challenge to date.

According to a list provided by the EPA, West Virginia University is the only other participant in West Virginia.

The Food Recovery Challenge encourages colleges, universities and other organizations to donate and divert as much of their excess food as possible.

Food waste generated by local institutions, hospitals, colleges, universities and restaurants is often actually safe, wholesome food that could feed millions of Americans, according to both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and EPA. EPA is working with institutions and hunger-relief organizations to increase food donations.

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