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Food Drive, Documentary Screening

February 19, 2014

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MACOMB, IL -- In an effort to raise awareness about hunger in America, Western Illinois University's All Volunteer Effort (WAVE) and Fuel, college ministry at The Crossing, have recently collected nonperishable food donations for the Macomb community, resulting in more than 230 pounds collected to date.

According to Erik Heller, a graduate adviser in WIU's Office of Student Activities, the donations will be to The Crossing Food Pantry.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, the University Union Board will host a free screening of the documentary, "A Place at the Table" at the University Union Sandburg Theatre. While admission is free, individuals are asked to donate a nonperishable food item for the WAVE/Fuel food drive.

"A Place at the Table" follows three American families who are struggling with food insecurity. "A Place at the Table" shows how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for the nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of everyone.

For more information on "A Place at the Table," visit and

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