Bowdoin College has been educating leaders for America and the world since the dawn of the American republic. Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is a highly selective college of approximately 1,750 students of distinction from across America and around the world.
Entire third, fourth and fifth grade classes from Longfellow Elementary in Brunswick
Entire fifth grade classes from Brunswick's Coffin and Jordan Acres schools
70 registered faculty and staff members, representing every division at the College
120 registered students
Many walk-ons from both the campus and Brunswick community
The event's organizers, Peter Fritsche '10, Maina Handmaker '11, Matt Pincus '10 and Madelyn Sullivan '10, created A Ton of Food: Canned Food Drive and Human Chain as part of the College's Climate Days, making a conscious effort to deliver the goods using a human chain rather than vehicles that would add to the carbon footprint. Twenty student volunteers helped with the event.
(L. to r.) Elementary students lend a helping hand; Coordinator for a Sustainable Bowdoin Keisha Payson takes the handoff from Rusack Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Earth and Oceanographic Science Phil Camill; Madelyn Sullivan '10, one of the event's four student organizers, with the last item in the line.
The A Ton of Food: Canned Food Drive and Human Food Chain project was supported by the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good.