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Stuff the Trailer supports impoverished families

by George Boria - Copy Editor
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 11:00 am
Brockport's Stuff the Trailer fundraiser is an event which collects food to help struggling families in the community.  Above is the Brockport Lions Club.
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Brockport's Stuff the Trailer fundraiser is an event which collects food to help struggling families in the community. Above is the Brockport Lions Club. (George Boria/COPY EDITOR)

 Sunday, Jan. 29, the Brockport Lions Club held its Stuff the Trailer fundraiser. The Brockport chapter of the national organization represents a localized group of members actively involved in community service, this time gathering to raise donations and support local residents in need. 

"This is our third time doing this," club president Dave Moors said. "Every January for three years we get together here at the Brockport Vet's Club to collect food for the Brockport Food Shelf." 

As unexpected as it may seem, the presence of the college doesn't bring as many job opportunities to the area and as a result, many families rely on the food donations from the community, according to Lions Club members. 

"You wouldn't believe it, but a lot of people in the area live in poverty and need organizations like this to help provide them with food," Sal Scriemammano said. 

To the disappointment of the Brockport Lions Club, its Stuff the Trailer fundraiser was poorly supported by Brockport students. The only student to attend the event did so in order to fulfill his court-ordered community service requirement. 

With the conveniently close location of the Brockport Vet's Club it's even more disappointing that no students were able to find time out of their busy lives to volunteer for their community. Over the course of three hours the fundraiser raised less food than they would have hoped for but as they say, some is better than none. Perhaps with more student support the club will be able to collect more food in the future and be better equipped to aid a community in need.


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