SU students ‘fill the square’, donate food and coats to families in need
SALISBURY, Md. – With the holidays right around the corner, Salisbury University students are giving back this season to help those in need. This morning SU’s Student Government Association held their annual ‘Fill the Square’ event where students could drop off coats and non-perishable foods to help benefit local shelters and food banks. Members say donations this year will go to HALO, which serves the homeless community, as well as the campuses’ own food pantry which offers meals and food to other students.
“Even if it wasn’t the holidays, I think it’s a super important event to have because unfortunately, we do have quite a large homeless community in the Salisbury area. Everybody has non-perishables lying around their house and if they’re not of much use to you, then I just think it’s really important to give them to people who could use them,” said SGA Chief of Staff, Marrissa Izykowicz.
On top of Monday’s event, officials tell 47 ABC that Salisbury University students, faculty and staff will be preparing for the holidays throughout the entire month with projects that benefit the whole community.