Campaign smashes record
Customers at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets donated a record-breaking $794,037 to support local hunger relief efforts during the biannual Bag Hunger campaign. The company’s signature Bag Hunger Campaign ran from Feb. 24 to March 9 across all 172 Giant and Martin’s stores.
Funds raised during the campaign go to more than 100 food pantries across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is among one of the major recipients.
Since 2008, Giant’s Bag Hunger fundraising campaigns have raised more than $12.3 million.
College receives designation
Central Penn College on March 18 announced it earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly School designation for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, the college achieved gold status, the second highest recognition given by Viqtory, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.
Currently, Central Penn College has 69 students who are either veterans or who are serving with the U.S. military or the National Guard.
Institutions earning the designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation, and 766 schools of the nearly 1,700 that participated in the survey earned the designation.
Peace Corps ranks Dickinson
Peace Corps ranked Dickinson College at No. 23 among small schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019.
There are nine Dickinson alumni currently volunteering in countries around the world.
Dickinson College is back on the list of top 25 small schools after not ranking in 2018.
Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, more than 250 alumni from Dickinson College have served abroad as volunteers. In 2018, Pennsylvania ranked No. 6 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers, and more than 8,670 Pennsylvanians have served since 1961.
The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body.