MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- The 2018 Canathon food drive is over but there's still plenty of work to be done. This weekend, members of the men and women’s Northern Michigan University swim and dive team helped sort donations at the St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift store.
“For me, doing this 3 years in a row, I wish I could do it more,” said Savanna Saunders, a senior on the NMU women’s swim and dive team. “I think it means a lot, not for just me, but I think the whole swim team.”
All in all, they received just over 14,000 pounds of donations. The swim teams worked in 2 hour shifts to help organize the food into categories, so it can be given out to people in need. The NMU swim team says they're happy to give back to the Marquette community.
“It's something that's really satisfying for us because we can see, since it's such a small community, how our impact affects everybody,” said Nathan Rotundo, Captain of the NMU men’s swim and dive team. “It's an awesome experience for us.”
The St. Vincent de Paul's food pantry accepts donations year round. To find out how you can help or to see if you qualify for their financial aid, contact their offices at (906) 226-3840. Nonperishable food or monetary donations can be made at the store anytime.