RIT Students ‘Jam’ to Help the Hungry

Events aims to deliver more than 1,000 sandwiches to local shelters

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Student Alumni Union will transform into a sandwich shop Wednesday, Oct. 29. RIT is hosting a “PB Jam” to help educate students about hunger and the need to become involved in the community.

Organizers hope to make more than 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during the event, which takes place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sandwiches will then be delivered to various sites in the city, including the Open Door Mission, AIDS Rochester, St. Peter’s Kitchen Ministry and the Salvation Army.

“It is our hope to not only, in some small way, address the pressing needs of the hungry and the needy, but also to educate our own students that hunger is just a five or 10 minute drive from campus,” says Jeff Hering, director of RIT’s Center for Religious Life. “With the global economic crisis, we can assume that the needs of the hungry will only increase.”