Yes we can: Students plan to collect cans for charity even past Homecoming events

The Society for Technical Communication is collecting cans for the TTU Food Pantry for the winter break and calling the food drive “Cans, Collection and Communication.”

They began accepting donations for non-perishable food items on Nov. 3 and will continue to accept them through Dec. 9. There is a donation box outside of Campus Compass on the first floor of RUC. The Society for Technical Communication will also have a booth Nov. 18, 20 and 25 to collect cans and promote awareness for the can drive.     

“We would like people to give as they are able,” Samantha Conley, a senior English major and member of the Society for Technical Communication. “We hope that the food drive will benefit students and faculty alike.”

You can also bring donations to Kaitlin Salyer to RUC Room 108. Salyer is the Assistant Service Coordinator of the Service Learning Center.

Conley originally came up with the idea for the food drive and brought the idea to the Society for Technical Communication President Cody Matthews.

“We are all excited to be involved with this worthwhile project and are hopeful that our efforts will work to help others in a real way,” said Matthews.

The Society for Technical Communication offers a broad and diverse set of topics for discussion and analysis. They are concerned with modern communication, what makes good communicators, and all the ethical implications of interpreting information and of the information itself.

Matthews and Conley worked with Salyer to come up with the name “Cans, Collection and Communication” to incorporate the canned food, the collection and the Society for Technical Communication.

“I’m very excited about the Society for Technical Communication helping with the food drive,” said Salyer.

The TTU Food Pantry does not solicit donations throughout the community. Many organizations have helped out with donation and food drives in the past. Others in the community donate regularly.

The collection times for the Food Pantry will not be the same as during the semester.

“I always like to see organization helping out,” said Salyer. “It raises awareness and without their help we wouldn’t have anything.”

The EXPW Majors Club also had a can food drive for the Food Pantry, raising over 600 cans.