Story posted May 05, 2010
Twenty-seven minutes. That's how long it took 538 people to pass a single can from the Quad to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP).
Over the course of about 90 minutes, more than 1,200 cans were passed, hand-to-hand, from the Visual Arts Center, down Maine Street, onto Station Avenue and then across Union Street to MCHPP.
A Ton of Food: Canned Food Drive and Human Chain from Bowdoin College on Vimeo. Video produced by Alex Colby '10.
Human Food Chain Participants:
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.
The A Ton of Food: Canned Food Drive and Human Food Chain project was supported by the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good.
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