PLNU Rocks Hunger
PLNU took second place in this year's Colleges Rock Hunger food drive, sponsored by the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. PLNU students donated approximately 4,500 pounds of food, a 5,598 percent increase from last year's 80 pounds. The dramatic increase can be partially attributed to the new opportunities for donations available through PLNU dining services and to students doing a "walk and knock" in the local neighborhoods. Donations were also received at PLNU's annual Fall Festival community event, online, and in the local Point Loma Fresh and Easy.
PLNU placed second to San Diego State University. The University of California San Diego and California State University San Marcos took third and fourth places, respectively. The winning schools achieved the highest amount of donations calculated as pounds-per-student. PLNU gave the equivalent of 1.3 pounds per student.
The combined donations from the participating colleges will mark the first official contributions to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank's 2012 Holiday Food Drive. Colleges Rock Hunger ran from Oct. 5 to Oct. 28.