BonaResponds to host another “food-packing day”

By Joe Pinter, @JPinter93

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (Nov. 12) – BonaResponds has grown bigger than anyone could have imagined since its founding in 2005.

At tonight’s St. Bonaventure University Student Government Association meeting, a member of the volunteer disaster-relief group introduced the Haiti/Philippines Initiative.

Four years ago, BonaResponds raised a few hundred dollars and hosted a food-packing day in the Reilly Center for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. By the end of the day, 500 volunteers had packed 113,184 meals, which can feed 310 children a meal a day for one year.

This year, in a way of saying the group hasn’t forgotten about Haiti, BonaResponds will host another food-packing day in the RC on March 22. And instead of 100,000 packaged meals being the goal, coordinator Jim Mahar has set the goal at 200,000 since the meals will be going both to Haiti and victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

Another 500-700 volunteers will be needed to help make the event a success, a member said.

SGA officers then asked for input on Clare 401 (University Forum). Some professors have followed the standard syllabus and others have not, SGA members concluded.

Afterward, officers asked about course evaluations. For the most part, students think they have improved from the past.

Abby Harrington, SGA vice president, then reminded everyone there will be a Special Olympics game held during halftime of the women’s basketball game this Friday. Everyone is invited to cheer on the participants.

Clubs presenting: Psych Associates (Psi Chi  & Psych Club), College Republicans, College Democrats, Mock Trial and History Club.

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